Job 3 (Job’s Birthday Curse) with Jeff Leonard
Dr. Jeff Leonard (Samford University) talks to us about Job 3. We discuss a number of things including: the pivotal role of Job 3 in the book; its connections with Genesis, Jeremiah, and ancient Near Eastern mythology; its rhetorical function; and its vision of the afterlife.
Relevant Works by Jeff Leonard
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This Episode’s Blurb
Jeff Leonard recommends:
- Samuel Balentine, Have You Considered My Servant Job?
- the movie, Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.
OTHER BOOKS AND ARTICLES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Fishbane, Michael. “Jeremiah IV 23–26 and Job III 3–13: A Recovered Use of the Creation Pattern.” Vetus Testamentum 21 (1971): 151–67.
- Leonard, Jeffery M. “Let the Day Perish: The Nexus of Personification and Mythology in Job 3.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43 (2018): 247-270.
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