Allusive and Elusive: Allusion and the Elihu Speeches of Job 32–37
Series: Biblical Interpretation Series, Volume: 198
Author: Cooper Smith
Elihu is among the most diversely evaluated characters in the Hebrew Bible. Attending to the inner-Joban allusions in the Elihu speeches (Job 32–37) provides both an explanation and appreciation for this diversity. After carefully defining allusion, this work identifies and interprets twenty-three allusions in Job 32–37 that refer to Job 1–31 in order to understand both their individual significance in the Elihu speeches and their collective significance as a compositional feature of the unit. This allusiveness is shown to both invite and explain the varied assessments of Elihu’s merits in the history of interpretation.
Copyright Year: 2022
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Publication Date: 14 Feb 2022
Publication Date: 22 Feb 2022
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