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Bibil Identifier bibil:223839
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'Give the Devil His Due': The Satanic Agenda and Social Justice in the Book of Job
Author Aimers, Geoffrey J.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 37, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 57-66 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article the status of the Joban satan is revised in connection to the Divine Wager. The broadened scope of the wager sees a test of Job's and the Friends’ fear of God in the sense of self-conceit about God's will for genuine social justice. Is it obscured by presumption of grace and the ‘Just World’ delusion? The disillusionment of this self-conceit in the God speeches paves the way for repentance and restoration in the Epilogue. Thus the Joban satan is seen as adopting a more central role which is more consistent with that of a primary character. Fear of God, in connection to God's will for social justice, is seen as a major unifying theme in the overall composition.
DOI 10.1177/0309089212455496
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Job
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Satan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fear of God
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