Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How to read the book of Job


"The narrative does not stop with the start of Iyov's complaint; rather, it continues throughout the book. Each presentation is another layer in the narrative… 

"The narrative and the conversations (presentations) complete each other and need each other. We could not understand the conversations unless we would first read the narrative at the start of the book. And the story itself would be neither complete nor comprehensible if we would skip the presentations and pass from the story at the start to the story at the end. And even the story at the start and the story at the end include conversations, which are essential to understanding the flow of ideas in the book…"

(Amos Chacham, Daat Mikra Introduction to Iyov, pg. 9)

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