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Title: The Exegetical Function of the Additions to Old Greek Job (42, 17a-e)
Author(s): HÄNER, Tobias
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 100    Issue: 1   Date: 2019   
Pages: 34-49
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.100.1.3286048

Abstract :
Attached to the end of the book and separated from the foregoing text by introductory phrases, the additions in Old Greek Job 42,17a.b-e function as a final interpretation of the book, claiming authority by referring to other writings that were considered authoritative (namely, Genesis 36 LXX). By foretelling Job’s resurrection from the dead and identifying him as a descendant of Abraham, the supplements help to disambiguate equivocal passages in the book concerning resurrection and Job’s piety. Situated at the edge of canonization, 42,17a.b-e constitute a liminal phenomenon between interpretative textual growth and reception history.

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