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Job
Whybray, Norman

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2008 pp. viii + 207. $25.00

Series Information
Readings, a New Biblical Commentary



Description: This commentary on the book of Job is a non-technical commentary but it is full of Whybray's most mature reflections on the book. The Introduction deals with the nature and purpose of the book, its specific and distinctive theology, its themes and its various parts and their mutual relationship. Thereafter, Norman Whybray, who is renowned for his insightful commentaries, usually comments on small sections of the text, and verse-by-verse in some especially difficult passages. As a whole, his commentary is illustrative of the fact that the book of Job is more concerned with the nature of God than with the problem of suffering. This is a reprint of the original edition in 1998.

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

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Review by F. Rachel Magdalene
Published 2/15/2010
Citation: F. Rachel Magdalene, review of Norman Whybray, Job, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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