Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

The Book of Job in Form: A Literary Translation with Commentary
Fokkelman, Jan P.

Leiden: Brill, 2012 pp. x + 335. $179.00

Series Information
Studia Semitica Neerlandica, 58

Description: The Book of Job in Form presents to the reader a platform for a personal and intensive encounter with a great work of art. Its bilingual centre offers the text in Hebrew and English, and shows the forty poems in their original form, in 412 strophes and 165 stanzas. The commentary points out how these proportions and the remarkable precision of the poet (who counted syllables on all text levels) affect the thematics of the book, so that the portrait of the hero can be redrawn; his stubbornly defended integrity meets vindication and his last words, generally misunderstood, require a positive understanding. The poetry and its slim framework in prose are a unified composition which deserves a synchronic approach.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Job, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Poetics

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBLís Terms of Use.

I donít remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


Review by Roger Marcel Wanke
Published 4/20/2014
Citation: Roger Marcel Wanke, review of Jan P. Fokkelman, The Book of Job in Form: A Literary Translation with Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us