Job (Daily Study Bible Old Testament Series)
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One of the most exciting and challenging books of the Bible, Job is a literary work of great majesty and power. In this commentary, John C.L. Gibson helps contemporary readers explore the timeless story of the afflicted Job and its meaning for today. Gibson asks that we make every effort to do what the first readers were supposed to do, that is, "Let this unsophisticated story [chs. 1-2] set the scene for the sophisticated debate to follow.... No-book before or since has so pitilessly confronted [human beings] with the claims of the One in whom alone their soiled and burdened lives can find meaning and peace. To read and study the Book of Job is to grow up in the faith with a vengeance; and that is worth all the theology in the world." Book jacket.
Each Old Testament volume is divided into small study units that can be read and understood easily in only a few minutes a day.
John C.L.Gibson is Emeritus Professor of Old Testament within the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, he was the General Editor of the The Daily Bible Study Old Testament Commentary Series to which he contributed volumes on Genesis1-11, Genesis 12-50 and Job. He has also written many books on Semitic texts incuding Davidson's Introductory Hebrew Grammar -Syntax, Canaanite Myths and Legends and Language and Imagery in the Old Testament. He served as president of the Society for Old Testament Study in 1984 and is presently auxiliary minister of St. Philip's Church, Joppa.-Editorial Review.