ISBN-10:
0830842144
ISBN-13:
9780830842148
Pub. Date:
12/05/2008
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Job

Job

by Francis I. AndersenFrancis I. Andersen
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Overview

For Francis Andersen, the Old Testament book about Job is one of the supreme offerings of the human mind to the living God, and one of the best gifts of God to humanity. "The task of understanding it is as rewarding as it is strenuous. . . . One is constantly amazed at its audacious theology and at the magnitude of its intellectual achievement. Job is a prodigious book in the vast range of its ideas, in its broad coverage of human experience, in the intensity of its passion, in the immensity of its concept of God, and not least in its superb literary craftsmanship. . . . From one man's agony it reaches out to the mystery of God, beyond words and explanations."
The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.
These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830842148
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/05/2008
Series: Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries , #14
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 679,785
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Francis I. Andersen is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Archaeology.

Table of Contents

General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

Introduction

The Story of Job

The Study of the Book of Job

The Design of the Book of Job

The Literary Background of the Book of Job

The Literary Character of the Book of Job

The Poetry of the Book of Job

The Composition of the Book of Job

The Text and Language of the Book of Job

The Date and Authorship of the Book of Job

The Problems of Suffering in the Book of Job


Analysis


Commentary

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