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« Mais maintenant mon oeil t'a vu »: Job et la représentation du divin

Published inReprésenter dieux et hommes dans le Proche-Orient ancien et dans la Bible, Editors Römer, T. ; Gonzalez, H. & Marti, L., p. 271-284
PublisherLeuven : Peeters
  • Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis; 287
Publication date2019

This article demonstrates that the book of Job displays many similarities with Greek tragedies: The book's main part is made of dialogues and monologues written in verse and spoken by a restricted number of characters.Job's incomprehensible and tragic destiny is similar to that of heroes in Greek tragedies. Furthermore, the poem about wisdom in chapter 28 can be understood as the intervention of a chorus. This poetic chapter marks the break between the two main parts of the book, the dialogue between Job and his friends (chs. 3-27)and the direct discussion between Job and God (chs. 29-31 and 38-42). The final sentence of Job claiming to have seen God (42:5) can easily be understood in the context of a theater staging of a dialogue between Job's and God's characters.

  • Bible
  • Job
  • Tragédie
NoteActes du colloque organisé par le Collège de France, Paris, les 5 et 6 mai 2015
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MACCHI, Jean-Daniel. « Mais maintenant mon oeil t’a vu »: Job et la représentation du divin. In: Représenter dieux et hommes dans le Proche-Orient ancien et dans la Bible. Leuven : Peeters, 2019. p. 271–284. (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis)
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