Document Type

Book Chapter

Date

2001

Embargo Period

2-4-2011

Keywords

Job, Bible, Wayne Booth, unreliable narrator

Language

English

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Comparative Literature | Religion

Description/Abstract

This essay by James W. Watts provides analysis on the book of Job, questioning previous interpretations of its narrative. Watts also compares the book of Job's narrative style to that of modern and historical authors. Watts argues that the author of the book of Job employed an unreliable narrator in the form of an omniscient charatcer, which attacked literative conventions of the time, but ultimately proved difficult for readers to understand.

Additional Information

Part of the JSOT Supplement Series (336).

Source

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