By Yair Hoffman
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However, despite the fact that these methodological assumptions seem to make sense, when they are used in practice by Reddy to reconstruct the 'original' edition of the book of Job, results are obtained which it is difficult to accept. The following, for example, are the conclusions regarding the original 6. For additional proposals for reconstruction see, among others Tur-Sinai 1941. In the second edition (1972), he is more cautious about making statements concerning the 'correct' structure of the book.
2nd Cycle: Job-Eliphaz-Job-Bildad-Job-Zophar. 3rd Cycle: Job-Eliphaz-Job-Bildad-Job- ii. Seven of the eight speeches of the three friends are at least twenty verses long, while Bildad's speech in the third cycle (ch. 25) is only six verses long. Below are the number of verses in the speeches of each of the friends: Eliphaz Bildad Zophar 1st Cycle 2nd Cycle 3rd Cycle 48 22 20 35 21 29 30 6 0 4. 1, a different formula appears: 'And X again took up his discourse, and said'. See on this Chapter 8. 3.
Thus, in order to arrive at a position regarding the essential question—namely, whether 'lack of order' in the book of Job demands exegetical involvement, or whether the very fact of such involvement constitutes an excessive degree of interference—we require greater familiarity with the literary conventions upon which the book was shaped. But as the present text may be corrupt, it is impossible on its basis to provide a definitive answer to the question of the literary conventions of the original book, apart from the general characteristics cited above.