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Old Testament Essays

versão On-line ISSN 2312-3621
versão impressa ISSN 1010-9919

Old testam. essays vol.23 no.3 Pretoria  2010


The ancient mediterranean values of "honour and shame" as a hermeneutical lens of reading the Book of Job



Andrew M. Mbuvi

Shaw University, USA





The book of Job is here read through the ancient Near Eastern values of honour and shame and also in relationship to its placing within Wisdom literature. This article points out the fact that the book of Job goes beyond focus of wisdom whose primary concern is navigating life successfully. For Job, it is the concern of what Gustavo Guttiérez calls disinterested faith that puts God's honour at the centre of his struggles.



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Andrew M. Mbuvi
Ph.D. Assoc. Prof., Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics
Shaw University Divinity School (High Point Campus)
1301 Lincoln Drive High Point, NC 27260, (0)336-886-4974 (Ext. 6603)

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