Is Eliphaz a false prophet? The vision in Job 4.12-21

  title={Is Eliphaz a false prophet? The vision in Job 4.12-21},
  author={John Burnight},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={96 - 116}
  • J. Burnight
  • Published 1 September 2021
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
The night vision recounted by Job’s friend Eliphaz in Job 4.12-21 has received an extraordinary amount of scholarly attention. Among other difficulties, the core of the vision’s message (4.17) – typically interpreted as stating that humans cannot be just in God’s sight – appears to contradict Eliphaz’s statements elsewhere (e.g., 4.6-7). The relationship between 4.17 and the metaphors for death with which the vision ends has also occasioned considerable debate. In this paper, it is argued that… 



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