36 minutes | May 22, 2019

Job — Calamity is not a punishment

Today I am going to read you a fragment of an old text that is considered -and I quote- "one of the most noble works of world literature": the Book of Job. This is the story of a very wealthy man who lived 3,000 years ago, in the Bronze Age (the days of King David and King Solomon, the Iliad and the Odyssey 3,000 years ago)... The Book of Job is so splendidly well written that many experts place it on the same exalted plane as the works of Aeschylus and Sophocles, Dante, Milton and Goethe. Tennyson claimed that the Book of Job is "the greatest poem of ancient or modern times." Clearly a masterpiece, then.
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