To help understand this focus on death in Job, the effects on the human psyche of various traumatic experiences are investigated. Survivors of disaster often sense that their world has "collapsed" and they engage in a struggle to go on living. Part of this struggle involves finding meaning in death and locating death's place in the continuity of life. Like many such survivors, Job's understanding of death is a flashpoint indicating his bewilderment in the early portions of his speeches, and later on the reconfiguration of a world that can account for disaster and render death—and life—meaningful again.
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- Explores key themes in Job
- Elucidation of figurative language within the text
- Title: Death and Survival in the Book of Job
- Author: Dan Mathewson
- Publisher: T & T Clark Publishers
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 202
About Dan Mathewson
Dan Mathewson is Assistant Professor of Religion, Wofford College.