Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Job: Problema y solución

Gregorio Del Olmo Lete


The Biblical Book of Job puts forward a situation that has from long worried the faithful people: how can the good God allow the suffering of an innocent man? The problem had already received full attention in Old Babylonian wisdom literature that is analysed in the paper as hypotext of the biblical book as far as argument and literary form. Both are afterwards described in detail, enhancing the particular way of dealing with the problem of the biblical book and its significance as a literary scenic composition. Finally three modern literary works that take up thebiblical topic as hipertext are briefly analysed as witnesses of its permanent actuality.

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