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Bibil Identifier bibil:224537
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) God and the Sea in Job 38
Author Cornell, Collin R.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 12, Issue: 18)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 15 pages.
Abstract This article argues that Job 38:8–11 emphasizes God’s control over the Sea while also reframing their relationship. The stanza affirms God’s power over the Sea by fronting a verb of constraint, looping into the previous stanza, and ending with the Sea’s limitation. The stanza reframes God’s relation to the Sea by casting the Sea as a newborn, contrasting its expulsion with its containment, depicting God swaddling it, addressing it personally, and anticipating aspects of the second divine speech.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2012.v12.a18
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Pericopes Job 38,8-38,11
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