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Job 38-42
Clines, David J. A.

Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2011 pp. xxxv + 1539. Volume 18B $49.99

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Word Biblical Commentary



Description: Volume 18B is devoted entirely to the response of the Lord from the tempest to Job, together with the replies of Job (Job 38Ė42), presenting the Lord's own explanation of his manifold purposes in creation and bringing to an unexpected conclusion Job's dramatic quest for justice. Difficult portions of the Hebrew text are thoroughly handled, but the commentary is written for the non-technical reader and scholar alike. Clines uncovers the driving force of the argument and the drama of the book. The Explanation sections at the end of each chapter brilliantly summarize the views of the speakers and offer thoughtful reflections on their theological value.

The volume concludes with a unique 250-page bibliography of virtually everything that has been written about the Book of Job, including its influence on art, music and literature.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Job, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Norman Habel
Published 9/8/2014
Citation: Norman Habel, review of David J. A. Clines, Job 38-42, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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