The Book of Job: A Biography

Editor/Author Larrimore, Mark
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press

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ISBN: 978-0-69-114759-8
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The book of Job raises stark questions about the nature and meaning of innocent suffering and the relationship of the human to the divine, yet it is also one of the Bible's most obscure and paradoxical books, one that defies interpretation even today. Mark Larrimore provides a panoramic history of this remarkable book, traversing centuries and traditions to examine how Job's trials and his challenge to God have been used and understood in diverse contexts, from commentary and liturgy to philosophy and art.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER 1 Job in the Ancient Interpreters
  • CHAPTER 2 Job in Disputation
  • CHAPTER 3 Job Enacted
  • CHAPTER 4 Job in Theodicy
  • CHAPTER 5 Job in Exile
  • Conclusion