Pinker, The Core Story in the Prologue–Epilogue of the Book of Job

Aron Pinker

Abstract


Textual and thematic evidence indicates that the Prologue
and Epilogue in Job are an elaboration of an ancient core story of hope. The
elaboration and expansion of the core story are intended to provide a setting
for presenting a range of positions on personal retribution. An attempt is made
to glean the ancient core story from the MT.

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