By James K. Aitken, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Christl M. Maier
Readers of the Hebrew Bible have an interest readers, bringing their very own views to the textual content. The essays during this quantity, written by means of buddies and associates who've drawn thought from and proven curiosity within the scholarship of David Clines, have interaction together with his paintings via analyzing interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in parts of universal exploration: literary/exegetical readings, ideological-critical readings, language and lexicography, and reception historical past.
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Steinmann, “The Structure and Message of the Book of Job,” VT 46 (1996): 92; and Newsom, Book of Job, 39, who notes that some have classified the prologue of Job as folklore on the basis of repetition in the prose, which is a stylistic element of folktales, though she finds this classification problematic. 22 INTERESTED READERS scholars have emphasized that this material is wordy and highlights words, especially spoken words. The wordiness begins with verse 1—instead of a simple ויהי איוב בארץ עוץ, we have the long and somewhat convoluted איש היה בארץ־ עוץ איוב שמו.
Most notable is the title, “rider in the clouds/steppes” (רכב בערבות, v. 8). The clouds/steppes ambiguity may be intentional for the following verses.
These are not merely metaphoric allusions, as the congregation is explicitly implored to “bow down” ( )השׁתחווand to “tremble” before these sacred symbols. The threefold acclamation of “holy” rings out like a liturgical performance. 4 2. ” in In Search of Pre-exilic Israel: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (ed. John Day; JSOTSup 406; London: T&T Clark, 2004), 225–37. For further elaboration on psalms that presuppose the cherubim-ark symbol in ritual procession, see my article, “The Psalms and Cult Symbolism: The Case of the Cherubim-Ark,” in Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches (ed.