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Bibil Identifier bibil:225528
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Contested Creations in the Book of Job
Title (English, ) The-World-as-It-Ought-and-Ought-Not-to-Be
Author Pelham, Abigail
Series Biblical Interpretation Series (Volume: 113)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 91369
Place 224.2.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-21820-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
261 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Contested Creations in the Book of Job: the-world-as-it-ought- and -ought-not-to-be Abigail Pelham reads the Book of Job both ‘forwards’—examining the perspectives on creation presented by Job and his friends and corrected by God’s authoritative voice from the whirlwind—and ‘backwards,’ demonstrating how the epilogue explodes readers’ certainties, forcing a reappraisal of the characters’ claims. The epilogue, Pelham argues, changes the book from one containing answers about creation to one which poses questions: What does it mean to make the world? Who has the power to create? If humans have creative power, is it divinely sanctioned, or has Job, acting creatively, set himself up as God’s rival? Engaging more thoroughly with Job’s ambiguity than previous scholars have done, Contested Creations explores the possibilities raised by these questions and considers their implications both within the book and beyond. (Editor's abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Job
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Evil
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