Chapter

The Dissatisfied Reader

Carol A. Newsom

in The Book of Job

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195396287
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199852420 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396287.003.0008
The Dissatisfied Reader

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This chapter focuses on the character Elihu and his speeches. It suggests that Elihu is not simply another character; he is a reader of the book of Job, one who literally writes himself into the text. Though commentators have often puzzled over what symbolic significance the names in his extended genealogy might have, it is not impossible that this is simply the real name of an actual reader.

Keywords: book of Job; Elihu; speech

Chapter.  17790 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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