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Bibil Identifier bibil:225544
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Friend’s First Words in Job 4:2
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 78-88 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper will argue that at least Eliphaz’s opening words are within the norms of friendly and polite discourse that can be expected in the described circumstances. Unlike the prevailing view, it is being proposed that the referents in 2:4 are Job’s friends. This thesis rests on a slightly different reading of v. 4:2a (“Should we be silent? Speaking to you is a hardship”), and understanding v. 2:4b as being concerned with controlling the potential offensiveness of the words uttered, rather than with holding back the welled-up words.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341102
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation
Pericopes Job 4,2
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