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“Central Contents of Job 38-42 Reconsidered in Relation to the Call Narrative(Isaiah 6)”

Cheol-Woo Park 1

1나사렛대학교

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ABSTRACT

Job 38-42, the climactic part of the entire Book of Job, has produceda variety of interpretation. In this paper, I tried to contribute to makeclearer the central contents of Job 38-42 by interpreting from the literaryand psychospiritual point of view. By focusing on Job 40:3-5 and 42:1-6, I tried to show that these textshave a close relationship with Isaiah 6 in their indirect allusions from thelatter, and that there are certain psychospiritual paradigm between Jobanstory and the call narratives, Isaiah’s call narrative in particular. On thesebases, I have tried to reexamine the contents of Job 40:3-5 and 42:1-6, thefunction and role of Job 42:7-17 which follows the former texts, and toclarify the writing purpose of Joban author. On the basis of it, I have triedto bring it into relief that the purpose of the book is to show that God ofJob is the God who brings up His people, forgives and heals them, andalso the God who guides and leads His people, which is His servant, tobecome mature for His mission. I also tried to show that the Book of Jobis not such a book as can be read inadequately in a literarily fragmentedform, but only as one single book which has a literary unity in it.

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