Janus parallelism in Job and its literary significance

Noegel, Scott B.
June 1996
Journal of Biblical Literature;Summer96, Vol. 115 Issue 2, p313
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article presents a critique of the literary device called a Janus parallelism in the Old Testament book of Job. Topics addressed include discussion of Janus parallelism as a function beyond mere rhetorical and literary embellishment, the presence of this literary device within the arguments of the book, and the importance of word meanings and interpretations.


Related Articles

  • The Deconstruction of Job's Fundamentalism. Lacocque, AndrĂ© // Journal of Biblical Literature;Spring2007, Vol. 126 Issue 1, p83 

    This article presents a literary analysis of the final divine discourse in the Biblical story of Job in terms of a cosmological understanding of pain, suffering, and inherent weakness. The author asserts that the final dialog reflects a challenge to the conception of an all powerful control of...

  • In the Eyes of the Beholder: Unmarked Attributed Quotations in Job. Ho, Edward // Journal of Biblical Literature;Winter2009, Vol. 128 Issue 4, p703 

    The article presents a literary criticism with critical examination into the Old Testament book of Job and its use of unmarked attributed quotations. Introductory comments are offered clarifying the attributed quotation convention as illustrated within the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin. The...

  • `From Whose Womb Did Ice Come Forth?' procreation images... Vall, Gregory // Catholic Biblical Quarterly;Jul95, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p504 

    The article analyzes the Biblical passage of Job 38: 28-29, placing emphasis on four procreation images regarding rain and water in a series of four questions, their interpretation, and theological significance. Topics include a rhetorical analysis of the passage containing the questions, the...

  • `Why do you hide your face?'. Pleins, J. David // Interpretation: A Journal of Bible & Theology;Jul94, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p229 

    The article analyzes a passage from the Book of Job in the Bible. Subjects discussed include its poignant expression of human grief and suffering, the text's encounter with the reality of God's ominous silent presence, and explication of the mysteries of God's language of "silence" and "speech"...

  • Job's Wives in the "Testament of Job": A Note on the Synthesis of Two Traditions. Legaspi, Michael C. // Journal of Biblical Literature;Spring2008, Vol. 127 Issue 1, p71 

    This article presents an exploration into the various literary and traditional theories regarding the Old Testament figure of Job and the identity and role of his wife within the narrative. The distinctions between the Targum and Septuagint traditions of interpretation are outlined, including...

  • JOB AS JOBAB: THE INTERPRETATION OF JOB IN LXX JOB 42:17b-e. Reed, Annette Yoshiko // Journal of Biblical Literature;Spring2001, Vol. 120 Issue 1, p31 

    The article presents a textual analysis on the Old Testament book of Job, particularly the variants which are found only in the Septuagint (LXX) version. The variant readings found in the LXX Job are listed and expounded upon. Analysis is then offered for the textual history of the LXX version...

  • The Sense of the Book of Job COOPER, ALAN // Prooftexts;Sep97, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p227 

    The article offers literary criticism of the Bible's Book of Job from a Jewish perspective on the content, theme and meaning, with a decision to bracket more complex historical-critical problems of interpretation. Topics include an exploration of the book's genre type, comments on Job's...

  • The Peshitta on Job 7:6: `My days are swifter (?) than an...'. Szpek, Heidi M. // Journal of Biblical Literature;Summer94, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p287 

    The article presents an alternate interpretation of the Old Testament passage of Job 7:6 based on the Peshitta version of the text and in conjunction with comments of Syrian church fathers. Topics discussed include questions on the imagery of the shuttle, part of a loom; thrums compared to Job's...

  • REEVALUATING ISAIAH 1-39 IN RECENT CRITICAL RESEARCH. Sweeney, Marvin A. // Currents in Research: Biblical Studies;1996, Vol. 4, p79 

    The article focuses on debate concerning the literary character and composition of the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Topics addressed include the views of philosopher Robert Pfeiffer on the book, the extent to which the literary entities of the book shape people's understanding of the man Isaiah...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics