Rumors of Wisdom

Rumors of Wisdom

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This study brings together literary and philological criticism to offer a reading of Job 28 as poetry. The heart of the study consists of two major sections. The first is an interpretation of the poem against the heroic deeds of ancient kings described in Mesopotamian royal narratives, especially the Gilgamesh epic. The second is a thorough philological and textual commentary which employs an aesthetic rationale for restoring the text of the poem as a work of art. The study reveals a multileveled masterpiece whose complexity impacts how one reads Job 28 as poetry and theology.44 On this generic designation for Gilgamesh, see W. L. Moran, a€œGilgamesh, a€ in The Encyclopedia ofReligion (15 vols.; ed. ... Gilgamesh and in the Biblical Story of the Man, the Woman, and the Snake, a€ in Treasures Old and New: Essays in the anbsp;...

Title:Rumors of Wisdom
Author: Scott C. Jones
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009-07-14

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