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Job 38-42

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Title: Job 38-42

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Binding: Hardcover/Hardback

Book Condition: New

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WBC authors are all experts in their field and skillfully bring the text to meaning through careful exegesis and exposition. Each WBC contributor creates his own translation based on the best texts and literature available. The WBC has the largest bibliography of any commentary. To take full advantage of this bibliography, it is uniquely placed at the beginning of every passage being exegeted. WBC Volume 18A * Continues the WBC series on the Book of Job begun in Volume 17 * Clines contends that the Book of Job is arguably the most theologically and intellectually intense book of the Old Testament * Tackles the tough issues in Job: the tension between faith and experience; the problem of suffering and morality. Bookseller Inventory # CLI3JOB

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Complete the Old Testament series of the Word Biblical Commentary with Dr. David Clines? monumental study of Job. Volume 18B  is devoted entirely to the response of the Lord from the tempest to Job, together with the replies of Job (Job 38?42), presenting the Lord's own explanation of his manifold purposes in creation and bringing to an unexpected conclusion Job's dramatic quest for justice.

Difficult portions of the Hebrew text are thoroughly handled, but the commentary is written for the non-technical reader and scholar alike. Clines uncovers the driving force of the argument and the drama of the book. The Explanation sections at the end of each chapter brilliantly summarize the views of the speakers and offer thoughtful reflections on their theological value.

The volume concludes with a unique 250-page bibliography of virtually everything that has been written about the Book of Job, including its influence on art, music and literature.

Features include:

  • Complete new translation and verse by verse commentary on the Book of Job, in constant dialogue with other commentators
  • Extensive scholarly notes on the Hebrew text of the book and its many obscure terms
  • Unparalleled bibliography gives sweeping coverage of all aspects of the Book of Job from scholarly books to art, literature, and music

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David J.A. Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield (England), Joint Editor of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and Editor of The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. He holds the B.A. degree from the University of Sydney (Australia) and the M.A. from Cambridge University.  Selected publications by Professor Clines include I, He, We and They: A Literary Approach to Isaiah 53, The Theme of the Pentateuch, The Esther Scroll: The Story of the Story, and the commentary on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the New Century Bible.

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