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God’s Plan in Job and the “Wise Things” of Marduk

  • Göran Eidevall
  • Blazenka Scheuer
Publiceringsår: 2011
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 227-236
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Enigmas and Images: Studies in Honor of Tryggve N. D. Mettinger
Dokumenttyp: Del av eller Kapitel i bok
Förlag: Eisenbrauns


The article relates the concept of God's "plan" in Job 38:2 and 42:3 to similar concepts in earlier Ancient Near Eastern mythological literature, especially the term niklātu ("wise, ingenious things") used in the Babylonian Enuma Elish to describe the actions of Marduk - both the battle against the chaos monster Tiamat and the creation of the earthly world. Parallels are also drawn to expressions in the Ugaritic Epic of Kirta/Keret. These various concepts are analyzed as methods of integrating the ideas of the chaos battle and creation in the context of Wisdom literature.



  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Kirta
  • Enuma Elish
  • niklatu
  • nikiltu
  • Job 42:3
  • Job 38:2
  • plan
  • ʿēṣâ


  • ISSN: 0069-8954

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