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God’s Plan in Job and the “Wise Things” of Marduk

Wikander, Ola LU (2011) In Enigmas and Images: Studies in Honor of Tryggve N. D. Mettinger p.227-236
Abstract
The article relates the concept of God's "plan" in Job 38:2 and 42:3 to similar concepts in earlier Ancient Near Eastern mythological literature, especially the term niklātu ("wise, ingenious things") used in the Babylonian Enuma Elish to describe the actions of Marduk - both the battle against the chaos monster Tiamat and the creation of the earthly world. Parallels are also drawn to expressions in the Ugaritic Epic of Kirta/Keret. These various concepts are analyzed as methods of integrating the ideas of the chaos battle and creation in the context of Wisdom literature.
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Kirta, Enuma Elish, niklatu, nikiltu, Job 42:3, Job 38:2, plan, ʿēṣâ
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Enigmas and Images: Studies in Honor of Tryggve N. D. Mettinger
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Eidevall, Göran; Scheuer, Blazenka; and
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227 - 236
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Eisenbrauns
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0069-8954
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English
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  abstract     = {The article relates the concept of God's "plan" in Job 38:2 and 42:3 to similar concepts in earlier Ancient Near Eastern mythological literature, especially the term niklātu ("wise, ingenious things") used in the Babylonian Enuma Elish to describe the actions of Marduk - both the battle against the chaos monster Tiamat and the creation of the earthly world. Parallels are also drawn to expressions in the Ugaritic Epic of Kirta/Keret. These various concepts are analyzed as methods of integrating the ideas of the chaos battle and creation in the context of Wisdom literature.},
  author       = {Wikander, Ola},
  editor       = {Eidevall, Göran and Scheuer, Blazenka},
  issn         = {0069-8954},
  keyword      = {Kirta,Enuma Elish,niklatu,nikiltu,Job 42:3,Job 38:2,plan,ʿēṣâ},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {227--236},
  publisher    = {Eisenbrauns},
  series       = {Enigmas and Images: Studies in Honor of Tryggve N. D. Mettinger},
  title        = {God’s Plan in Job and the “Wise Things” of Marduk},
  year         = {2011},
}