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Bibil Identifier bibil:245893
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Fitting Inheritance for Job’s Daughters in the Testament of Job
Author Harkins, Angela Kim
Journal Henoch. Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity (Volume: 36, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 64-85 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Book of Job undergoes remarkable transformations in the ancient versions and early Jewish pseudepigrapha. In many of these historicizing interpretations, the figure of Job and his close family members are made more concrete than they appear in the MT text. In particular, the Greek Testament of Job dramatically transforms Job's wife and daughters and also introduces new episodes not known in either the MT or LXX, including a vignette in which Job gives heavenly cords to his three daughters as an inheritance. No discussions of the Testament of Job have given a plausible account for why this bequest was especially fitting. This essay reads the story of Job's daughters through the lens of the fallen angels traditions and proposes that the heavenly cords were to protect the daughters from the threat of illicit sexual advances from heavenly beings.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Job : Testament of Job
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Genesis
Pericopes Genesis 34
Genesis 6,1-6,4
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