Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, by Roland E. Murphy, Rolf P. Knierim, Gene M. Tucker

By Roland E. Murphy, Rolf P. Knierim, Gene M. Tucker

Knowledge Literature is quantity XIII of The types of the previous testomony Literature, a chain that goals to offer a form-critical research of each ebook and every unit within the Hebrew Bible. essentially exegetical, the FOTL volumes learn the constitution, style, atmosphere, and goal of the biblical literature in query. additionally they learn the background in the back of the form-critical dialogue of the cloth, try and convey consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulation of the biblical literature, and reveal the exegetical procedure with a purpose to let scholars and pastors to interact of their personal research and interpretation of the outdated testomony texts. This quantity examines the books of task, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles (Song of Songs), Ecclesiastes, and Esther. earlier form-critical paintings is punctiliously evaluated, and the result's a thorough-going form-critical remedy of this a part of the previous testomony. The paintings is more desirable by way of bibliographies for every outdated testomony ebook and a thesaurus of basic phrases.

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23-27 are a "confession of confidence" (Westermann, 81-82), typical of the complaint Psalms, but within them Job draws upon legal practice {gö'el, "vindicator" rather than "redeemer," v. 25). He ends with a W A R N I N G (VV. 28-29). S P E E C H O F Z O P H A R , 20:1-29 Structure I. Introduction II. Description of Zophar's reaction to Job (introductory to vv. ) III. Wisdom lesson describing the certain and complete destruction of the wicked Genre, Setting, 1 2-3 4-29 Intention The primary genre is the D I S P U T A T I O N S P E E C H .

Threat ('at ken ["therefore"]) to Job that present trials are due to his sinfulness C. Accusation that Job claims God is ignorant 1 2-5 6-30 6-9 10-11 12-14 D. A warning for Job, derived from the " w a y " of the wicked 15-20 E. Instruction to Job, with (conditional) promise of restoration 21-30 Genre, Setting, Intention Fohrer (p. 353) points out that the genre elements are taken from the prophets, Psalms, and wisdom, and the structural analysis above has given some indication of this. Fohrer suggests that the elements in ν v.

End of the debate recorded 1 B. Motivations for Elihu's intervention 2-5 II. Elihu's first speech 32:6-33:33 A. Introduction 6aa B. Elihu's preliminary remarks 6aß-22 1. To the elders, Elihu expresses his fear 6aß-6b 2. In a soliloquy ("listen" in v. 10 is singular), Elihu claims to be wise, despite youth (note repetition of "declare my opinion" in vv. 6, 10, and later in v. 17, and also the inclusio of 'āmartî ["I say"] in vv. 7, 10) 7-10 3. Elihu "waited" (hôhaltî, another inclusio in vv. 11 and 16); note that ν v.

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