Job 28

28:1–28 The new form of ch. 28 indicates that the disputation or dialogue is over. Now a different type of wisdom literature is presented: the standard wisdom like that of the Book of Proverbs. The author of Job reflects on the lack of wisdom displayed so far in the dialogue. The subject is the elusiveness of true wisdom (cf. the refrain in vv. 12, 20). The poem ends (v. 28) with the answer to the question asked in the refrain, “Where shall wisdom be found?”