About the Author
J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. Dane lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Naperville, Illinois.
Lane T. Dennis (PhD, Northwestern University) is CEO of Crossway, formerly called Good News Publishers. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the managing director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dennis has served as the chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the executive editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Series Preface J. J. Packer Lane T. Dennis 6
Week 1 Overview 7
Week 2 Job's Tragedy (1:1-2:13) 11
Week 3 Job's Cosmic Lament (3:1-26) 19
Week 4 Round One of the Debate (4:1-14:22) 27
Week 5 Round Two of the Debate (15:1-21:34) 35
Week 6 Round Three of the Debate (22:1-27:23) 43
Week 7 Job's Final Speech (28:1-31:40) 51
Week 8 Elihu's Speeches (32:1-37:24) 59
Week 9 The Lord's First Speech (38:1-40:5) 67
Week 10 The Lord's Second Speech (40:6-41:34) 75
Week 11 Job's Restoration (42:1-17) 81
Week 12 Summary and Conclusion 89