William Blake’s Masterpiece Illustrations of the Book of Job (1793-1827)

Posted: 21/05/2017 by vequinox in Literature

Παιδείας Εγκώμιον

Job's Comforters

September 9th, 2016


Orthodox thinkers have not often found the answers to suffering in the Book of Job particularly comforting—an early scribe likely going so far as interpolating the speech of one of Job’s more Pollyannaish friends. The gnarly metaphysical issues raised and never quite resolved strike us so powerfully because of the kinds of things that happen to Job—unimaginable things, excruciatingly painful in every respect, and almost patently impossible, marking them as legend or literary embellishment, at least.

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