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The Book of Job: Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation, together with a New Translation Based on a Revised Text
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The Book of Job: Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation, together with a New Translation Based on a Revised Text

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J. B. Lippincott Company 1920

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Overview

Rabbinical scholar Morris Jastrow was one of the best known Talmudic experts of the early twentieth century. In this volume, Jastrow gives the story behind this famous story of human suffering and the character of God, as well as a new translation of the book of Job that is based on a revised Hebraic text. He examines the universal appeal of the book of Job, its literary and philosophical qualities, its reception over time, and commentary and cross-references throughout his translation.

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Key Features

  • Contains a new translation of Job based on a revised Hebraic text
  • Analyzes the origin, growth, and interpretations of the book of Job
  • Includes commentary and cross-references for an enhanced study of Job

Contents

  • The Folktale of Job and the Book of Job
  • The Three Strata in the Book of Job
  • Changes and Additions Within the Original Book of Job
  • How a Skeptical Book was Transformed into a Bulwark of Orthodoxy
  • The Book of Job as Philosophy and Literature
  • The Story of Job (Chapters 1 and 2)
  • The Symposium Between Job and His Friends (Chapters 3 to 21)
  • A Third Series of Speeches (Chapters 22 to 27)
  • Two Supplementary Speeches of Job (Chapters 29 to 31)
  • The Search for Wisdom (Chapter 28)
  • First Appendix to Book of Job—The Four Speeches of Elihu with Three Inserted Poems (Chapters 32 to 37)
  • Second Appendix to the Book of Job—A Collection of Eight Nature Poems (Chapters 38 to 41)
  • The Four Epilogues to the Book of Job

Product Details

  • Title: The Book of Job: Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation, together with a New Translation Based on a Revised Text
  • Author: Morris Jastrow Jr.
  • Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 368

About Morris Jastrow Jr.

Morris Jastrow Jr. (1861–1921) was the son of Marcus Jastrow, an influential Talmudic scholar and rabbi. He also became a scholar, specializing in Oriental studies. Jastrow was also a professor of Semitic languages and a librarian at Penn University. Author of several books, magazines, and other academic publications.