I started Kathryn Schifferdecker’s Out of the Whirlwind: Creation Theology in the Book of Job.
Schifferdecker is addressing the question of how the divine speeches in the Book of Job relate to other elements of the book, such as the Satan’s affliction of Job and the speeches of Job and his friends. As Schifferdecker notes, interpreters have offered different solutions: that the divine speeches are about how God will defeat Satan (Leviathan), which concerns Job’s situation because of the affliction that Job had experienced at the hands of Satan; that God is rebuking Job’s criticism of God by affirming that God knows more than Job does; etc.
Schifferdecker looks to creation theology in the Book of Job in her own attempt to show how the divine speeches relate to the rest of the book. According to Schifferdecker, Job’s three friends, Job, and even Elihu (whom many scholars think…
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