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Human Consciousness of God in the Book of Job: A Theological and Psychological Commentary
Boss, Jeffrey

New York: T&T Clark, 2010 pp. viii + 289. $70.00


Description: Human Consciousness of God is the first commentary on the book of Job to trace Job's relationship with God in a work of universal sprituality. The most important - and unique - element in Jeffrey Boss' approach is his examination of Job from a psychological perspective. However the work also takes into account the history of interpretation of the book, giving due attention to questions surrounding the text's coherence, authorship and provenance. It is, at the same time, a valuable new commentary on the Hebrew Masoretic Text of Job. The book opens with an introduction enabling those unfamiliar with the book of Job, or with recent scholarship to appreciate it and engage with it. Then follows the full commentary which draws attention to the development of Job's character and his relationship with God. Finally the author presents his conclusions following the work together with a detailed bibliography.

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

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Review by William J. Kynes
Published 3/27/2011
Citation: William J. Kynes, review of Jeffrey Boss, Human Consciousness of God in the Book of Job: A Theological and Psychological Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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