The Book of Job (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, May 18, 1988 - Religion - 605 pages
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In the Old Testament we read God s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us.

These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God s word as clearly as possible.

Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters textual criticism, critical problems, and so on with exposition of the biblical writer s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

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Possibly the best one volume commentary on Job.

User Review  - RICHARD HOLT -

Hartley is a respected and talented conservative scholar. In many ways this is the best one volume commentary on the Book of Job. It is both scholarly and accessible. It is detailed without losing ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Job (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

User Review  - Mike Garner - Goodreads

John Hartley's commentary work is always a consistent practice of hermeneutical efficiency applied to each piece of a biblical narrative. I have adapted his phrase for identifying Job 19 as expressive of Job's deepest convictions. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

JOHN E. HARTLEY is Professor of Old Testament and Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies in the C.P. Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. A graduate of Greenville College and Asbury Theological Seminary, he holds the M.A. and the Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Post-doctoral studies have been pursued at Harvard Divinity School and in Jerusalem. He is the author of the Book of Job in the series The New International Commentary on the Old Testament.

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