Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament
In order to discern the relationship of Job 28 to the book in which it is located in the biblical text, several questions must be answered. What is the theme of Job 28? Who is the likely speaker in this chapter? How does Job 28 function within the flow of the book of Job? Does Job 28 play an integrative role within the book? By a close reading of the text, this paper endeavors to answer these four interpretive questions, and thus draw some conclusions about Job 28 in its literary context.
Job 28, wisdom, close reading, narrator, literary structure, literary context, leitmotif, eucatastrophe
Estes, Daniel J., "Job 28 in its Literary Context" (2013). Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Publications. 330.