The Book of Job: Why Do the Innocent Suffer?

The Book of Job: Why Do the Innocent Suffer?

by NA NA, Alice Thomas Ellis
     
 
Job is probably one of the best-known and most touching characters from the Bible. The Book of Job is the first great work of ancient literature to explore in depth the problem of undeserved suffering. Such is the enormous influence of this poetic masterpiece that it is now commonplace to refer to "the patience of Job." This volume combines the text of the Book of Job

Overview

Job is probably one of the best-known and most touching characters from the Bible. The Book of Job is the first great work of ancient literature to explore in depth the problem of undeserved suffering. Such is the enormous influence of this poetic masterpiece that it is now commonplace to refer to "the patience of Job." This volume combines the text of the Book of Job with essays that show why the trials of Job still resonate so powerfully today.

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Combines the text of the with essays that show why the trials of Job still resonate so powerfully today. Short and longer excerpts from academic works on themes in the follow a foreword on the meaning of the work and an introduction on wisdom books in the Bible. The editor is a scholar of Biblical literature. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312221072
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Classic Bible Series
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Lawerence Boadt is a scholar of Biblical literature living in the U.K. Alice Thomas Ellis' books include Fairy Tale (1998) and Serpent on the Rock: A Personal View of Christianity (1995).

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