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Author Mathewson, Dan, 1973-

Title Death and survival in the book of Job : desymbolization and traumatic experience / Dan Mathewson
Published New York : T & T Clark, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 202 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 450
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 450
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Introduction: death and divine justice -- Symbolic wholeness and life, desymbolization and death (chapters 1-2) -- Desymbolized death in job's early speeches (chapters 3-20, part one) -- Shifting death and the legal metaphor (chapters 3-20, part two) -- Generalized speech and resymbolization (chapters 21-31) -- Divine speeches: symbolic fluidity and the protean self (38:1-42:6) -- Conclusion: death at the end and the questions of symbolic wholeness and meaning
Summary The Book of Job functions as literature of survival where the main character, Job, deals with the trauma of suffering, attempts to come to terms with a collapsed moral and theological world, and eventually re-connects the broken pieces of his world into a new moral universe, which explains and contains the trauma of his recent experiences and renders his life meaningful again.€The key€is Job's death imagery. In fact, with its depiction of death in the prose tale and its frequent discussions of death in the poetic sections, Job may be the most death-oriented book in the bible. In part
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-183) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Job -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Death -- Biblical teaching.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567171906 (electronic bk.)
9780567171900 (electronic bk.)