with the mention of calamity and disaster, but the final rhetorical question (fdvy-ym) heightens the danger
precisely by leaving open the content and scope of the disaster. Unknown, but potentially real, attacks are far more threat ning than known distress.
Job Within the book of Job members of the byvx-group of
enemies do of appear as subjects of enemy behavior. Several times the traditional Myfwr36 and the JnH37 appear.38
In addition, some derivative, but nevertheless traditional, enemies are encountered who fit most comfortably in the
fwr-group of enemies.39 Only derivative, but tradi-
tional, enemies from the neutral and animal groups appear.40 The traditional enemy category of friends and kinfolk is much more extensive and significant in the book of Job.
36 Job 5:25-26, 31 (cf. v. 20); 18:7-10 (cf. v. 5); 20:12, 19, 24 (cf. vv. 5, 29); 21:14-15 (cf. v. 7). 8:13. 15:35; 20:12, 19, 24 (cf. vv. 5, 29); 34:30. The only other non-derivative member of the fwr- 37 38
group to appear in this connection are the Nvx-ytm in
22:17 (cf. v. 15). These include the Nvx-ywrvH and lmf-yfrvz 39
in 4:8; the lx-yHkvw in 8:13; the dHvw-ylhx in 15:35 (cf. v. 34); and the Hcvr in 24:14.
40 The Myrybk of 34:27 (cf. v. 24) are ambiguous figures akin to the rw, dygn, jlm, etc. seen in
Proverbs; the new animal enemy is the "tongue of an hfpx" n 20:16.