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The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More


Maimonides

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on discerning what Maimonides says about Job. In some passages, every line will have to be carefully scrutinized to get to Maimonides’ true intention. Only toward the end of the ... More


Simon ben Ẓema ḥDuran

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Because Duran presents his systematic views on providence in his introduction to the commentary on Job, this chapter will deal with Duran’s thinking on this issue as part of the summary of the ... More


Medieval Jewish Philosophy and the Exegesis of Job

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This study examined six readings of Job spanning five centuries; they originate in geographical locations as far apart as Baghdad and Provence; they reflect a wide range of philosophical orientations ... More


Job Medieval, Job Modern

Robert Eisen

in The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores whether there is any commonality between the medieval readings of Job examined and the readings of Job in the modern period. It is shown that the medieval Jewish philosophers ... More


God and Evil

Lenn E. Goodman

in The Holy One of Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190698478
eISBN:
9780190698508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698478.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

In Jewish sources, paradigmatically in the Book of Job, the problem of evil centers on the suffering of innocents and the seeming prosperity of the wicked. Central to my response in Chapter 5 is the ... More


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