in Interpretation

by J. Gerald Janzen

4.33 Rank Score: 4.83 from 3 reviews, 1 featured collections, and 5 user libraries
Pages 273
Publisher Westminster John Knox
Published 1/1/1997
ISBN-13 9780804231145


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This is one of the most theologically profound Job commentaries that I have come across. Although written primarily for pastors, Janzen brings his knowledge of Hebrew, Semitic languages, and ancient Near Eastern mythology to bear on the text, along with a poetic sensibility and an earthy spirituality. Before I read this commentary, I was drawn to Janzen’s reading of Job in very personal meditation after cancer, called At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). [Full Review]
Existentialist approach stressing the element of free will in creation; at times more technical in its discussion. [Full Review]