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This commentary on the book of Job is a non-technical commentary but it is full of Whybray's most mature reflections on the book.
The Introduction deals with the nature and purpose of the book, its specific and distinctive theology, its themes and its various parts and their mutual relationship. Thereafter, Norman Whybray, who is renowned for his insightful commentaries, usually comments on small sections of the text, and verse-by-verse in some especially difficult passages.
As a whole, his commentary is illustrative of the fact that the book of Job is more concerned with the nature of God than with the problem of suffering.
This is a reprint of the original edition in 1998.
Norman Whybray, who died in 1998, had been Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies in the University of Hull.
An articulate and perceptive personal 'reading' of Job. Anthony Ceresko, Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Concise and incisive exposition … Given how long and complex commentaries have become, students and informed lay readers welcome works like this volume that are grounded in solid exegetical study and at the same time engage them in the core thought of the biblical text. John E. Hartley, Biblica
I would recommend it to all people interested in the book of Job, whether one is first approaching the book or a long-experienced reader … What Whybray accomplished here is both significant and difficult, yet he made it look effortless. All scholars should be familiar with his reading of the text. It has the added advantage that it is an easy and delightful reading experience. F. Rachel Magdalene, Review of Biblical Literature.