An Edomite Joban Text. With a Biblical Joban Parallel

  title={An Edomite Joban Text. With a Biblical Joban Parallel},
  author={Victor Sasson},
Abstract The editor of the Horvath ʿUzza ostracon, I. Beit-Arieh, read and interpreted the text as a business or legal document addressed to a certain Gedaliahu. F. M. Cross recognized its literary character but offered a fragmentary translation that made hardly any sense. Both scholars read the text as Hebrew but offered no coherent translation or interpretation of it. The present author considers the language to be Edomite. His philological and textual analysis results in a text that makes…