[b-hebrew] Is.45:7 God created evil?

Heard, Christopher Christopher.Heard at pepperdine.edu
Fri Aug 5 11:35:27 EDT 2005

On Aug 5, 2005, at 7:42 AM, Read, James C wrote:
> I do not want to get invovled in a futile debate about the  
> authorship of Job but even
> critics agree that it was composed long before Kings and Chronicles

Um, just as a bibliographical point, this ("critics agree") simply  
isn't true. There are commentators who date Job as the earliest  
biblical book, and some who date it as one of the latest, and many  
varieties in between. Be wary of substituting a (false) critical  
consensus for an argument.

Best wishes,


R. Christopher Heard
Assistant Professor of Religion
Seaver Fellow in Religion
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California 90263-4352

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