Bolton, W. F. "The Book of Job in The Dream of the Rood." Mediaevalia: A Journal of Medieval Studies 6 (1980): 87-103.
Compares the themes and imagery in The Dream of the Rood with those found in the Book of Job.
Burlin, Robert B. "The Ruthwell Cross, The Dream of the Rood and the Vita Contemplativa." Studies in Philology LXV, No. 1 (January 1968): 23-43.
Contends that "the contemplative life was a significant component of the intellectual and spiritual climate" that existed during the time of the composition of The Dream of the Rood.
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