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Longman III, Tremper

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. 491. $44.99

Series Information
Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: Wisdom and Psalms

Description: In this final volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, Tremper Longman offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most intriguing books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text. In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, this volume considers the theological implications of the wisdom texts found in the book of Job as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers. The Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series is tailored to the distinctions of poetry and Wisdom literature. Features include Emphasis on the message of the biblical book Special attention to poetic structure and literary devices Incisive comments based on the author's translation of the Hebrew text Exegetical rigor, incorporating linguistic, historical, and canonical insights Closing reflections on each section that explore the text's theological dimensions Textual notes highlighting important features of the Hebrew text

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

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Review by Michael Collender
Published 6/12/2013
Citation: Michael Collender, review of Tremper Longman III, Job, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2013).

Review by Richard G. Smith
Published 7/2/2014
Citation: Richard G. Smith, review of Tremper Longman III, Job, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2014).

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