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Wed Jul 11 2012

Books: The Book of Job in Form: Fokkelman

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Date: 11-Jul-2012
From: Els van Egmond <>
Subject: The Book of Job in Form: Fokkelman
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Title: The Book of Job in Form Subtitle: A Literary Translation with Commentary Series Title: Studia Semitica Neerlandica Published: 2012 Publisher: Brill

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Author: Jan P. Fokkelman Hardback: ISBN: 9789004231580 Pages: 346 Price: Europe EURO 120
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004231580 Pages: 346 Price: U.S. $ 179

"The Book of Job in Form" presents to the reader a platform for a personal andintensive encounter with a great work of art. Its bilingual centre offers the text inHebrew and English, and shows the forty poems in their original form, in 412strophes and 165 stanzas. The commentary points out how these proportionsand the remarkable precision of the poet (who counted syllables on all textlevels) affect the thematics of the book, so that the portrait of the hero can beredrawn; his stubbornly defended integrity meets vindication and his last words,generally misunderstood, require a positive understanding. The poetry and itsslim framework in prose are a unified composition which deserves a synchronicapproach.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             Translation
Subject Language(s): Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)
Written In: English (eng)

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