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信仰百川編輯室官方戶口(這戶口前身是「國際基督教消息」,隨著發放方式轉變,這戶口的用途也更改了。)

約伯最終明白了,我們呢?

原刊於Patheos

As I have repeatedly said, I have spent a huge portion of my scholarly life wrestling with the book of Job. It began forty-five years ago in a year-long seminary class, using the Hebrew language, reading the entire book. It was an exhilarating, if at times frustrating, experience. I was exhilarated because I found the book so rich and rare and strange, one that even a year long read could not begin to exhaust. I was frustrated because too often the Hebrew text of the book was so bad, so hard to read, so garbled. And this garbling happened at some very key moments in the drama. Perhaps the most famous piece of the whole poem, Job 19:23-27, wherein we find the mysterious “redeemer” (or “vindicator” or “family attorney” or even “avenger”) remains quite enigmatic, and may only be adjudicated as a part of a particular reading of the whole story. For me this “redeemer” can hardly be God, since Job has excoriated God in blasphemous ways beginning with chapter nine. It would appear quite absurd for him to turn to that same monstrous deity for succor now. But precisely what Job does have in mind is the subject for another day.

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