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Testament of Job

Edited by Lawrence M. Wills

in Ancient Jewish Novels

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151428
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199870516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195151429.003.0012
 Testament of Job

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An introduction and translation of Testament of Job. Unlike the Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible, the main character here does not complain bitterly at his experience, but treats it as a test. Moral endurance becomes the focus here, and this text becomes a transitional document to asceticism. This text presents a clear theology of a heavenly and an earthly realm, with the goal being to transcend the earthly with a vision of the heavenly. It also has parallels to Jewish mysticism

Keywords: asceticism; Jewish; mysticism; penitence; prayer; Testament of Job

Chapter.  9791 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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