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Job the Unfinalizable: A Bakhtinian Reading of Job 1-11
Hyun, Seong Whan Timothy

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. x + 243. $127.00

Series Information
Biblical Intepretation Series, 124


Description: In Job the Unfinalizable, Seong Whan Timothy Hyun reads Job 1-11 through the lens of Bakhtinís dialogism and chronotope to hear each different voice as a unique and equally weighted voice. The distinctive voices in the prologue and dialogue, Hyun argues, depict Job as the unfinalizable by working together rather than quarrelling each other. As pieces of a puzzle come together to make the whole picture, all voices in Job 1-11 though each with its own unique ideology come together to complete the picture of Job. This picture of Job offers readers a different way to read the book of Job: to find better questions rather than answers.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Job, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, History of Interpretation

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Review by Emily Gravett
Published 7/14/2016
Citation: Emily Gravett, review of Seong Whan Timothy Hyun, Job the Unfinalizable: A Bakhtinian Reading of Job 1-11, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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