Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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.
Powell, Philip A., "Paradise Lost and the book of Job: A comparison of forbidden knowledge, sin intercession, restoration and theodicy" (1973). Student Work. 3178.
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