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Product Guide for the Book of Job

Product Guide for the Book of Job

The purpose of this Product Guide is to make it easier to find important books and articles available for Logos Bible Software to aid in your study of the Book of Job. The Guide is broken into the following sections: Specialized Studies, Academic Articles, Commentaries (Academic, Popular and Historical), Surveys and Study Guides and Homiletic Materials.

As the Book of Job is written in Hebrew, you may wish to consult the Product Guide for Hebrew Texts and Tools as well. Some of the Advanced Studies dealing with Hebrew poetry may be particularly useful.

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Specialized Studies

Academic Articles

This section helps locate important articles within scholarly monographs and essay collections. The collections of theological journals will also contain articles on Job.

  • Two articles: “The Two Faces of Job: Imagery and Integrity in the Prologue,” R. W. E. Forrest and “On Evil in the Book of Job,” J. C. L. Gibson are contained in Ascribe to the Lord: Biblical and Other Essays in Memory of Peter C. Craigie, edited by Lyle Eslinger. Found in the Theology of the Old Testament Collection (11 Vols.).
  • Two articles: “Strophes and Stanzas in the Book of Job: A Historical Survey,” Pieter van der Lugt and “The Form and the Function of the Refrains in Job 28: Some Comments Relating to the ‘Strophic’ Structure of Hebrew Poetry,” Pieter van der Lugt are contained in Structural Analysis of Biblical and Canaanite Poetry, edited by Willem van der Meer. Found in the Hebrew Studies Collection (7 Vols.).
  • Two articles: “Poetry in the Courtroom: Job 38–41,” Sylvia Huberman Scholnick and “Folktale Structure in the Book of Job: A Formalist Reading,” Carole Fontaine are contained in Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry edited by Elaine R. Follis. Found in the Hebrew Studies Collection (7 Vols.).
  • Traditional Techniques in Classical Hebrew Verse by Wilfred G. E. Watson includes a section on "The Metaphor in Job 10.17". Found in the Hebrew Studies Collection (7 Vols.).
  • Nine articles: On the Way to Postmodern: Old Testament Essays, Vol. 2 by David Clines includes nine articles on Job: "The Arguments of Job's Three Friends", "False Naivety in the Prologue to Job", "Job 4.13: A Byronic Suggestion", "Verb Modality and the Interpretation of Job 4.20-21", "Job 5.1-8: A New Exegesis", "Belief, Desire and Wish in Job 19.23-27: Clues for the Identity of Job's Redeemer", "In Search of the Indian Job", "Those Golden Days: Job and the Perils of Nostalgia" and "Quarter Days Gone: Job 24 and the Absence of God". Found in On the Way to Postmodern: Old Testament Essays Collection (2 Vols.).
  • “The Arguments of Job's Friends,” David Clines is contained in Art and Meaning: Rhetoric in Biblical Literature, edited by Alan J. Hauser, David J. A. Clines, and David M. Gunn. Found in the Old Testament Hermeneutics Collection (18 Vols.).
  • "Wisdom, Suffering and the Freedom of God in the Book of Job," R.N. Whybray is contained in In Search of Wisdom: Essays in Old Testament Interpretation in Honour of Ronald E. Clements, edited by Edward Ball. Found in the Old Testament Hermeneutics Collection (18 Vols.).
  • Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible by David. J.A. Clines includes two essays on Job: "Why Is There a Book of Job and What Does It Do to You If You Read It?" and "Job and the Spirituality of the Reformation". Found in the Old Testament Hermeneutics Collection (18 Vols.).
  • "Song of Songs as an 'Answer' to Clines's Book of Job," Tamara Cohn Eskenazi. Contained in Reading from Right to Left: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honour of David J. A. Clines, edited by J. Cheryl Exum and H.G. M. Williamson. Found in the Old Testament Hermeneutics Collection (18 Vols.).
  • Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation by Dale Patrick and Allen Scult contains a chapter on the interpretation of Job entitled "Finding the Best Job". Found in the Old Testament Hermeneutics Collection (18 Vols.).
  • "Human and Divine Wisdom in the Book of Job," Mayer I. Gruber is contained in Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World: A Tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon edited by Meir Lubetski, Claire Gottlieb, and Sharon Keller. Found in Continuum Near Eastern History Collection (13 Vols.).
  • "The Comedy of Job," W. Whedbee is contained in On Humour and the Comic in the Hebrew Bible edited by Yehuda T. Radday & Athalya Brenner. Found in History of Old Testament Interpretation Collection (14 Vols.).
  • Four articles: "Strophic Patterns in Job 3-28" and "Strophic Patterns in Job 29-42" by Edwin C. Webster, “Bird’s-Eye and Worm’s-Eye Views of Justice in the Book of Job” by Stuart Lasine and "Job the Pious? The Characterization of Job in the Narrative Framework of the Book" by Athalya Brenner are contained in The Poetical Books: A Sheffield Reader, edited by David Clines. Found in the Sheffield Reader Collection (12 Vols.).
  • “The Role of Elihu in the Design of the Book of Job,” by Norman C. Habel is contained in In the Shelter of Elyon: Essays in Honor of G.W. Ahlström, edited by W. Boyd Barrick and John R. Spencer. Found in the Old Testament Cultural Practices Collection (14 Vols.).
  • Yahweh and the Sun: Biblical and Archaeological Evidence for Sun Worship in Ancient Israel by J. Glen Taylor contains a chapter on "Sun Worship in Job". Found in the Old Testament Cultural Practices Collection (14 Vols.).
  • Two articles: “Elihu’s Sapiential Hymn (Job 36.24–37.13): Genre, Rhetoric and Moral Imagination,” Carol A. Newsom and “Reading Amy Tan Reading Job,” Jeffrey K. Kuan are contained in Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form-Critical Insights on the Bible, edited by Timothy J. Sandoval and Carleen Mandolfo. Found in the Form Criticism Collection (2 Vols.).
  • "Making Sense of Job 37.13: Translation Strategies in 11Q10, Peshitta and Rabbinic Targum" by Sally L. Gold is contained in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Texts: Essays in Memory of Michael P. Weitzman, edited by Ada Rapoport-Albert and Gillian Greenberg. Found in JSOTS on Israel and Moses (4 Vols.).
  • "Jeremiah as an Inspiration to the Poet of Job," Edward L. Greenstein is contained in Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon, edited by John Kaliner & Louis Stulman. Found in Studies on the Prophets (16 Vols.).
  • "The Book of Job" by Frédéric Louis Godet is contained in Biblical Studies on the Old Testament. Found in Frédéric Louis Godet Commentary Collection (16 Vols.).
  • Two articles: "Job, Hopeful or Hopeless? The Significance of גם in Job 16:19 and Job's Changing Conceptions of Death" by David Kummerow and "On the Meaning of קשת נחושה" by Aron Pinker. Found in Volume 5 of the Journal of Hebrew Scripture (7 Vols.).
  • "The Core Story in the Prologue-Epilogue of the Book of Job," Aron Pinker. Found in Volume 6 of the Journal of Hebrew Scripture (7 Vols.).
  • "The enigma of Job: the deconstruction of God in intertextual perspective," Tryggve N D Mettinger. Found in Volume 23/2 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "Syntax and meaning in Job 35:15," Robert Althann. Found in Volume 24/1 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "An unsafe investigation of Job 19:25," Frank A Gosling. Found in Volume 24/2 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "The failure of argumentation in the book of Job: humanistic language versus religious language," Yehoshua Gitay. Found in Volume 25/1 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "How Critical is it to be Historically Critical? The Case of the Composition of the Book of Job," Douglas Lawrie. Found in Volume 27/1 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "Job 18:11b: A conceptualisation of the emotion of fear?," Paul A Kruger. Found in Volume 28/2 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).
  • "Rhetoric and Its Limitiations: Job the Dissident X," Yehoshua Gitay. Found in Volume 29/2 of Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages, 1995–2007 (26 Issues).

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Last Updated: 7/2/2013