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Quantity III presents a beneficiant choice from the sizeable variety of felony, advertisement and personal records preserved from pre-classical antiquity. those complaints, contracts, debts and letters, so usually slighted or underrepresented in older anthologies, throw a vibrant mild at the lifestyle of normal humans as recorded through their contemporaries. moreover, exhaustive indices to all 3 volumes determine and classify all right names and lots of of the topics struck through the work.
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Biblia pauperum (Job 1:5) 35 FIGURE 5. Book of Job in Luther’s German translation of the Bible (Job 1) 38 FIGURE 6. Leningrad Codex (Job 13) 53 FIGURE 7. The Prymer (Job 10) 130 FIGURE 8. William Blake, Illustrations of the Book of Job (Job 42) 187 FIGURE 9. Page from Jewish Study Bible (Job 27–28) 203 FIGURE 10. Page from Ryrie Study Bible (Job 4) 209 FIGURE 11. Page from Chinese Holy Bible—Union Version (Job 42) 244 FIGURE 12. Anna Ruth Henriques, The Book of Mechtilde (Job 29) 247 LIVES OF GREAT RELIGIOUS BOOKS The Book of Job Introduction The book of Job tells of a wealthy and virtuous man in an unfamiliar land in the East.
The only significant blocks of text decode the two Old Testament scenes depicted. Figure 4. The Biblia pauperum (Bible of the poor) represented the relationship of Old to New Testament architecturally. Old Testament scenes were taken out of the context of their own stories to support New Testament interpretation. Job’s children are feasting at left. Courtesy Firestone Library, Princeton University. The correlations are anything but straightforward. On one page, celebrating the feast awaiting the resurrected, we see Job’s children feasting as a support to an image of Christ gathering the blessed in his mantel (see figure 4).
His daughters receive magical “cords of many colors” which allow them to speak in tongues (XLVI, 645). Jobab explains that he received them from God when he called him to “gird his loins like a man” (they also instantly healed his sickness) and “spoke to me in power, showing me what has been and what will be” (XLVII, 645), as well as musical instruments, with which the daughters will accompany his body to burial after “he who sat in the great chariot got out and greeted Job[ab]” and took his soul (LII, 647).