Job 1–21: Interpretation and Commentary
Job 1–21: Interpretation and Commentary
Non-Western or BIPOC

Job 1–21: Interpretation and Commentary

in Illuminations Commentary Series

by Choon-Leong Seow

5 Rank Score: 5.36 from 1 reviews, 2 featured collections, and 3 user libraries
Pages 999
Publisher Eerdmans
Published 7/4/2013
ISBN-13 9780802848956
The book of Job is by all accounts an exquisite piece of literary art that has its rightful place among the most outstanding compositions in world literature. It is a work of remarkable theological richness, passion, and honesty. Yet it is also widely recognized as an immensely difficult text to understand.

C. L. Seow's two-volume commentary—the first in the Illuminations biblical commentary series—pays close attention to the reception history of Job, including Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Western secular interpretations as expressed in theological, philosophical, and literary writings and in the visual and performing arts. In addition, this volume offers a primarily literary-theological interpretation of Job, a new translation, and commentary, resulting in a "history of consequences" that draws on insights from a rich tapestry of historical and contemporary interpretations.


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This is my new favorite substantial Job commentary. I learned Hebrew many years ago from Seow’s Hebrew grammar. This commentary, which combines the history of interpretation with a detailed commentary on the Hebrew text, is paradoxically one of the most lucid and clearly written commentaries I’ve read. [Full Review]