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The social context of the Book of Job

Leon A Roper
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 26, No 3 | a249 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v26i3.249 | © 2005 Leon A Roper | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 October 2005 | Published: 03 October 2005

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Although much has been written about the Book of Job, no consensus exists among scholars with regard to issues such as the dating and origins of this book. In this article the controversies surrounding the social context of the book of Job are discussed. This is followed by an attempt to reconstruct a possible socio-theological context for this book. In doing this, special attention will be given to the writer


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