Faculty Publications

Title

A new interpretation of job 6,5-7

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Biblica

Volume

100

Issue

3

First Page

272

Last Page

281

Abstract

Like many other passages in the Book of Job, the verses with which Job begins his second poetic speech in chapter 6 present numerous exegetical difficulties. In this paper I propose that reading 6,5-7 as a sharp riposte to Eliphaz's vision (4,12-21) can help to illuminate some of the more puzzling terms and expressions in these verses, and also provide the basis for a new understanding of the enigmatic expression in 6,6b that has frequently been translated as “Is there any taste in the white of an egg?.

Department

Department of Philosophy and World Religions

Original Publication Date

1-1-2019

DOI of published version

10.2143/BIB.100.3.3286875

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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