Horizons of mystery and of wisdom in God: essay of rhetorical biblical analysis on Jb 28

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Abstract

The focus of this study is to present the composition of Job 28, according to the procedures of Rhetorical Biblical Analysis as a concrete way to approach the biblical text using methodological reading and an attentive listening. Some recent attempts of classical rhetoric constitute a first step, but the results are not always very convincing, mainly in what respects the relation between the text and its interpretation. A brief looking to the results of the study of the composition of Job 28 will permit not only to emphasize the philological richness of the poem as to re-launch a greater understanding of this text (the context of) the Book of Job, and to reveal the pertinence of its thought in the singular field of Biblical Wisdom Literature, which is always woven of poetry and enigma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-122
Number of pages28
JournalDidaskalia
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

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