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Book of Job
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Book of Job Analysis
Literary Devices in Book of Job
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Although the story of Job takes place in the land of Israel, the more relevant setting is Job's burned out house, where he sits "among the ashes" and speaks to his friends (1:8). The whole scene is...
Sound the sirens, Shmoopers: Job is a combination of poetry and prose, and the Bible never merges two styles lightly. What does this mean for you, the alert reader? Read on to find out. Let's start...
What's Up With the Title?
The title of this book is one of the very few cases where the Bible just says what it means—no deceptive advertising here. "Job" (pronounced y-obe) means hate or persecution in Hebrew. Makes a go...
What's Up With the Ending?
At the end of the Book of Job, God speaks. Whether there was a booming echo, we can't be sure, but it sure shuts Job up. For all of his yammering throughout the book, once God starts speaking, Job...
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Aside from being a little heavy on the heart, Job is mostly a philosophical discussion. Sure, Job has some nasty skin diseases, but we don't hear them described in that much detail. This is pretty...
J.B. by Archibald MacLeishThis Pulitzer Prize-winning play, published in the early 1950s, retells the story of Job through the eyes of two circus performers who take on the roles of Satan and God....
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