The book of Job has numerous frames narrative that arises from the shifts in voice, perspective, language, and scene. The most outstanding of all is the frame narrator who tells the story of Job from the perspective of God’s eye. This is done through the prefacing of the book in Job 1:1 – 2:12, the introduction of most speeches in Job 3 – 42, and giving the conclusion in Job 42 from verse 7 to 17. The perspective of the omniscient narrator is written in prose form, and it stands together with a set of human speeches in Job chapter 3 to 42. It is also written in poetry, and it develops a sense of paradoxical juxtaposition between the human and divine views of Job’s sufferings. The differing sides of Job found on the two sections of the frame (reverent and silent) and the sporadic reaction in the poetic body emphasize the juxtaposition (Enns and Longman 242). The book of Job relies heavily on lament. This literary genre is expressed in the two plays of Job in chapter 3, 29, 30, and 31. It is important to note that lament is an important characteristic of the Joban arguments. ...Show more
The Literary Forms in the Book of Job and Ecclesiastes Literary Forms in the Book of Job The Book of Job is one of the books in the Old Testament and is the most celebrated biblical literature. The book is well written and investigates some of the weightiest questions asked by humans concerning their lives (Spark Notes Editors 1)…
But no matter how different the literary form may be, there will always be important similarities. In the course of this paper I will examine similarities and differences between a short story and a poem, and investigate the devices employed by a particular poem.
However, how they attempt to accomplish these varies with each literary form, which is where the differences can be found. In drama, the characters and their dialogue are the most vital components, a concept which can be seen throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Shakespeare); in the short story, characters are also important, though they usually only exist abstractly in poetry.
The subject – which is life, seems not to coincide with the object – Solomon if you would look at it from an earthly perspective. The word “meaningless” that was mentioned 35 times encapsulated the message of Qoheleth. Reading closely Ecclesiastes reveals that the author does not share the sentiments of Job’s friends.
Why should we read the book of job today? [student’s name] [course] [university] WHY SHOULD WE READ THE BOOK OF JOB TODAY? Of all the gospels in the Bible, the Book of Job is perhaps the most praised in literature. Proof of this are these remarks from writers like Victor Hugo: “tomorrow, if all literature was to be destroyed and it was left to me to retain one work only, I should save Job” (as quoted in Copeland 2006:3) and Daniel Webster: “The Book of Job taken as a mere work of literary genius, is one of the most wonderful productions of any age or of any language” (as quoted in Copeland 2006:3).
There is a very memorable conversation between God and Satan, which shows Satan wandering over the earth, looking for trouble, no doubt, and then God letting Satan loose to test Job with various nasty experiences. The point of the story is to teach people to be patient and trust in God, even when they experience bad things, and when they do not understand what is happening to them.
In the Book of Job a pious Jewish man is punished by the Lord despite not having sinned, speaks to three friends of his ruin and its injustice and, in the final chapters of the Book, comes face to face with the Lord speaking “out of the storm” (38:1). It is “a complex wisdom writing that uses a blend of prose and poetry in dramatic form to explore the perennial problem of innocent suffering and God's justice” (Eaton Illustrated Dictionary).
The short story and poem are literary pieces that resemble and differ from each other at the same time.
Primarily the short story like the poem is generally short in size. This provokes the interest of the