The Babylonian Theodicy (1.154)(1,853 words)

Foster, Benjamin R.

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Just Sufferer Compositions

Commentary

Formally, this classic statement of the theme of theodicy comes closest to the biblical book of Job, for it is cast in the form of a dialogue, albeit the sufferer has only one “friend” to put up with as interlocutor, and that friend is unnamed. A further formal parallel to biblical poetry in general is provided by the strophic structure which, like Ps. 119, features successive stanza…

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Foster, Benjamin R.. "The Babylonian Theodicy (1.154)." Context of Scripture Online. Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 03 September 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/context-of-scripture/the-babylonian-theodicy-1-154-aCOSB_1_154>



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