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In this volume, David Clines, known for his magisterial three-volume commentary on Job in the Word Biblical Commentary series (1989–2011) brings together a sequence of 27 of his papers on his favourite biblical book from a variety of publications.
In this volume, David J.A. Clines—known for his magisterial three-volume commentary on Job in the Word Biblical Commentary series (1989–2011)—brings together a sequence of 27 of his papers on his favourite biblical book from a variety of publications.
In two sections, the wide-ranging Syntheses and the more focused Probes on particular chapters, this collection is a necessary adjunct to his commentary.
Among the titles in the Syntheses are:
– On the Poetic Achievement of the Book of Job
– Why Is There a Book of Job, and What Does It Do to You If You Read It?
– Job’s Fifth Friend: An Ethical Critique of the Book of Job
– Deconstructing the Book of Job
Among the Probes the reader will find:
– False Naivety in the Prologue to Job
– In Search of the Indian Job
– Quarter Days Gone: Job 24 and the Absence of God
– Those Golden Days: Job and the Perils of Nostalgia
– Putting Elihu in his Place: A Proposal for the Relocation of Job 32–37
– One or Two Things You May Not Know about the Universe
– The Worth of Animals in the Book of Job
– Job’s Crafty Conclusion, and Seven Interesting Things about the Epilogue to Job
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1 ON THE POETIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE BOOK OF JOB 2 THE BOOK OF JOB, READING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 3 WHY IS THERE A BOOK OF JOB, AND WHAT DOES IT DO TO YOU IF YOU READ IT? 4 THE ARGUMENTS OF JOB’S THREE FRIENDS 5 JOB’S FIFTH FRIEND: AN ETHICAL CRITIQUE OF THE BOOK OF JOB 6 DECONSTRUCTING THE BOOK OF JOB 7 JOB’S GOD: A SURFEIT OF THEOLOGIES? 8 DOES THE BOOK OF JOB SUGGEST THAT SUFFERING IS NOT A PROBLEM? 9 JOB AND THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE REFORMERS 10 LOINGIRDING AND OTHER MALE ACTIVITIES IN THE BOOK OF JOB 11 THE STATE OF THE TEXT OF JOB 12 THE KJV TRANSLATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: THE CASE OF JOB 13 WRITING A JOB COMMENTARY 14 FALSE NAIVETY IN THE PROLOGUE TO JOB 15 IN SEARCH OF THE INDIAN JOB 16 JOB 4.13: A BYRONIC SUGGESTION 17 VERB MODALITY AND THE INTERPRETATION OF JOB 4.20-21 18 JOB 5.1-8: A NEW EXEGESIS 19 BELIEF, DESIRE AND WISH IN JOB 19.23-27: CLUES FOR THE IDENTITY OF JOB’S ‘REDEEMER’ 20 QUARTER DAYS GONE: JOB 24 AND THE ABSENCE OF GOD 21 ‘THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS WISDOM’ (JOB 28.28): A SEMANTIC AND CONTEXTUAL STUDY 22 THOSE GOLDEN DAYS: JOB AND THE PERILS OF NOSTALGIA 23 PUTTING ELIHU IN HIS PLACE: A PROPOSAL FOR THE RELOCATION OF JOB 32–37 24 ONE OR TWO THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THE UNIVERSE: THE COSMOLOGY OF THE DIVINE SPEECHES IN JOB 25 THE WORTH OF ANIMALS IN THE DIVINE SPEECHES OF THE BOOK OF JOB 26 COMING TO A THEOLOGICAL CONCLUSION: THE CASE OF THE BOOK OF JOB 27 JOB’S CRAFTY CONCLUSION (JOB 42.1-6) 28 SEVEN INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE EPILOGUE TO JOB 29 MY MAIN PROPOSALS FOR INTERPRETING JOB 30 OTHER PUBLICATIONS ON JOB BY DAVID J.A. CLINES