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By Kenneth Numfor Ngwa

The hermeneutics hired during this paintings is partially often called hindsight hermeneutics, and upholds the resonance and dissonance among the Epilogue of the ebook of activity and the previous sections. in the Theophany-epilogue continuum, rebuke and approval, retribution and its suspension, divine transcendence and accessibility are all held jointly. The dramatically discordant traditions within the previous part aren't interpreted as competing possible choices yet as complementary probabilities for realizing the character of the divine-human courting and responding to the chance and truth of chaos and affliction.

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9 8 Given the significant influence of the Greek translator in the production of the text, it is impossible to isolate any single literary device as the major guideline for the translator or author. Accordingly, the Greek text is to a significant measure the creation of the translator, although it is also significantly similar to the Hebrew text. 9 9 T w o parts of the Epilogue are marked with an asterisk (42: 8e // 42:8b in the M T and 42:16 c - e // 42: 16b—17 in the MT), both of which are a faithful rendering of the Hebrew text.

Two late manuscripts have the plural form I N H D J to correspond with the plural number of girls. This is likely harmonistic. A singular impersonal passive form of the Niphal can correspond to a plural subject. See GKC, 387-388. The versions have a singular verb form. " As shall become evident later, this is part of the Greek translator's attempt to clarify the text. LXX has an extended version with an appendix on Job's expected resurrection and genealogy. See next chapter on the History of Interpretation.

See Pope, Job, xliv. The Versions 35 language that may be offensive to God, 9 6 and (c) stylistic variations. " 9 8 Given the significant influence of the Greek translator in the production of the text, it is impossible to isolate any single literary device as the major guideline for the translator or author. Accordingly, the Greek text is to a significant measure the creation of the translator, although it is also significantly similar to the Hebrew text. 9 9 T w o parts of the Epilogue are marked with an asterisk (42: 8e // 42:8b in the M T and 42:16 c - e // 42: 16b—17 in the MT), both of which are a faithful rendering of the Hebrew text.

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