Randy McDonald (rfmcdpei) wrote,
Randy McDonald

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[BRIEF NOTE] More on the Book of Job

I was relieved to find out that the Book of Job isn't quite so bad as I feared. A Polish co-worker went to his copy of Czeslaw Milosz's translation of the Book of Job into Polish from the original Hebrew, finding that everything is described as being restored to the way as it was before. A Jewish co-worker mentioned that in the Jewish tradition readings other than the literal would be possible, descending into various forms of metaphor.

It's relieving to know that my reading, from the Book of Job, of the Abrahamic God as a Seven-like serial killer isn't the only possible reading. I'm not religious, of course. But yet.
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