Maimonides is celebrated in Jewish intellectual history both as a bold innovator
and vigorous champion of rabbinic tradition. The tensions implied
by this combination emerge in his reading of Job in The Guide of
the Perplexed III.22-23. particularly where he seems to take issue with
the Torah itself. Though somewhat of an overstatement, this apparent
disagreement reveals much about Maimonides’ endeavour to find his
own voice within the Hebrew literary tradition.