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Unlocking Wisdom: Forming Agents of God in the House of Mourning
Reitman, James

Springfield, Miss.: 21st Century, 2008 pp. 384. $19.99


Description: Reitman's exposition of Job and Ecclesiastes is written for serious Bible students, combining a transparent hermeneutical methodology with a canonical-linguistic expositional style to explore the authors' intended meaning as expressed in the text. This innovative commentary provides a more canonical, literary and synthetic reading of these two books of Wisdom than is available in verse-by-verse exegetical treatments and relates the arguments of the two books to make them eminently applicable to contemporary readers.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Job, Ecclesiastes/Qoheleth, Literature

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Review by Craig G. Bartholomew
Published 4/3/2010
Citation: Craig G. Bartholomew, review of James Reitman, Unlocking Wisdom: Forming Agents of God in the House of Mourning, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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