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Odd Bedfellows in a Book: The Satan and Job

O'Brien, Mark (2005) Odd Bedfellows in a Book: The Satan and Job. In: Wisdom for Life. Australian Theological Forum Series (16). ATF, Hindmarsh. ISBN 1 92069 129 4

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Abstract

Mark O’ Brien shows how there are parallels in the questions, the accusations, the proposals and the
outcomes of the book. In O’Brien’s treatment of the proposals parallels, he revisits the vexed problem of the translation of barak with its possible meanings of bless or curse, and suggests that the author may be utilizing the ambiguity of the word to challenge the reader to re-assess one’s understanding of cherished and long-standing theological concepts (p. 29). O’Brien gives a timely reminder that, while the modern reader may find God’s treatment of Job indefensible, the book is a debate about theologies of God.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Satan, Job, barak, God
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - Old Testament
Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:22
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2009 12:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/160

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