Healing and Silence in the Epilogue of Job

Jeremy Schipper

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2010

Issue: Health, Healing, and Wellness (Vol. 30, No 1, Winter, 2010)

Although Job’s skin diseases play an important role in the book’s prologue and dialogues, they are not mentioned in the epilogue. Apparently, the epilogue’s restoration applies to Job’s possessions and children. Since Job’s disfigurement remains, the book refuses a connection between disease and wrongdoing.

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