Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Glen Newkirk


It should not be surprising to anyone who has read Paradise Lost to find evidence of the Book of Job in Milton’s epic. The Book of Job is part of the Old Testament wisdom literature, and there is no doubt that Milton was familiar with the text. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate parallels in the systems of Ideas of Paradise Lost and the Book of Job. It is not my intention to prove deliberate modeling of Paradise Lost after the Book of Job, nor do I intend to make passage to passage correlations between the two books.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1973 Philip A. Powell.

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