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Job 21-37

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The book of Job has been hailed as a literary masterpiece. Yet it poses one of the most difficult literary problems in the Old Testament: how to understand the order of speeches and speakers from chapters 26 through 37.

In this second volume of his commentary on Job, Professor David J. A. Clines addresses the problem directly with a sweeping proposal. He argues that chapter 26 continues Bildad’s speech from the previous chapter. Job’s ninth speech is shorter than usually ...

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Overview

The book of Job has been hailed as a literary masterpiece. Yet it poses one of the most difficult literary problems in the Old Testament: how to understand the order of speeches and speakers from chapters 26 through 37.

In this second volume of his commentary on Job, Professor David J. A. Clines addresses the problem directly with a sweeping proposal. He argues that chapter 26 continues Bildad’s speech from the previous chapter. Job’s ninth speech is shorter than usually recognized, only 27:1–6, 11–12. Clines finds Zophar’s missing third speech in 27:7–10, 13–17; 24:18–24; and 27:18–23, thus completing the last cycle of speeches by the three friends.

Finally, Professor Clines solves the mystery of the wisdom poem in chapter 28 by crediting it to Elihu and showing that it should follow Elihu’s other four speeches (chaps. 32–37) as their climax. This new reconstruction allows Job’s final speeches (29:1–31:40) to end the cycle and lead into God’s response (chaps. 38–41).

Through it all, Professor Clines guides readers through the intricacies of Job’s language as well as the sweep of the book’s theology. He concisely summarizes the views of other commentators, but also notes the choices that readers can and must make in order to evaluate Job’s honesty and judge the character of one of the most vivid personalities in biblical literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849902178
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/21/2006
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary Series , #18
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 862,512
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. A. Clines is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. He currently serves as Publisher and Director of Sheffield Phoenix Press. He is past president of both the Society for Old Testament Study (1996) and the Society of Biblical Literature (2009).In addition tohis definitive commentary on Job, heis editor of the essential multivolume reference, The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.
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Table of Contents


Abbreviations     vii
Text and Commentary
The Third Cycle (21:1-27:23)     503
Job's Seventh Speech (21:1-34)     503
Eliphaz's Third Speech (22:1-30)     537
Job's Eighth Speech (23:1-17; 24:1-17, 25)     572
Bildad's Third Speech (25:1-26:14)     618
Job's Ninth Speech (27:1-6, 11-12)     641
Zophar's Third Speech (27:7-10, 13-17; 24:18-24; 27:18-23)     651
Elihu's Speeches (32:1-37:24; 28:1-28)     678
Elihu's First Speech (32:1-33:33)     679
Elihu's Second Speech (34:1-37)     743
Elihu's Third Speech (35:1-16)     786
Elihu's Fourth Speech (36:1-37:24)     805
Elihu's Fourth Speech Concluded (The Poem on Wisdom) (28:1-28)     889
Job's Final Speech (29:1-31:40)     927
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