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A History of Researches on the Book of Job since 2000’s

Kyung-Taek Ha 1

1장로회신학대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper attempts to survey a number of current studies on the Book of Job since 2000’s and to provide an overall perspective of them. The studies of the Book of Job were conducted very actively in various dimensions than those of any other books of the Old Testament. They encompass a wide range of approaches such as linguistic-literary studies, historical–critical approach, feminist theology, structuralism, and pathological-psychological analysis. Recently many outstanding commentaries were published. The collections of essays by Job’s research colloquia, the studies on Job’s reception history, and Korean scholars’ writings enrich the studies on the Book of Job. The features presented in this survey of the studies on the Book of Job can be summarized as follows. First, the historical-critical approach is still tried mainly for the studies on the redaction history of the Book of Job. Second, the figure of Job is in the limelight among the various research topics. Third, many scholars pay attention to the “dialogic feature” of the Book of Job and regard it as a hermeneutical key to the study on the Book of Job. Fourth, studies focused on the reception history of the Book of Job are being actively performed from the various perspectives.

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