Metaphors in the Discussion on Suffering in Job 3–31: Visions of Hope and Consolation

Hanneke van Loon

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Abstract

In Metaphors in the Discussion on Suffering in Job 3–31, Hanneke van Loon offers a new approach to the theme of suffering in the book of Job. Her analysis of metaphors demonstrates that Job goes through different stages of existential suffering in chapters 3–14 and that he addresses the social dimension of his suffering in chapters 17 and 19. Van Loon claims that Job’s existential suffering ends in 19:25, and that chapters 23–31 reflect a process in which Job translates his own experience into a call upon the audience to adopt a new attitude toward the unfortunate ones in society. The theoretical approach to metaphors is based on insights from cognitive linguistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-38093-6
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-38092-9
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBiblical Interpretation Series
Volume165

Keywords

  • book of Job
  • metaphor
  • suffering
  • consolation
  • hope
  • cognitive linguistics

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