The essay examines over Levinas’s philosophy with specific reference to the issue of evil, from his early to his most mature writings. Although most of this enquiry is aiming at reducing evil to the level of being, there are indeed realms, where evil manifests itself in all its excesses as inflexible to any logic including the ontological sphere. Job’s cry breaks any theodicy and any rational explanation by assembling our thought into the path of a radical ethical conversion.

Keywords: Evil; Ontology; Theodicy; Excess; Transcendence.