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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- Job in the Light of Northwest Semitic, Volume 1, Walter L Michel. Found in the Northwest Semitic Collection (7 Vols.).
- Job 29-31 in the Light of Northwest Semitic: A Translation and Philological Commentary, by Anthony R. Ceresko. Found in the Northwest Semitic Collection (7 Vols.).
- Northwest Semitic Grammar and Job, by Anton C. M. Blommerde. Found in the Northwest Semitic Collection (7 Vols.).
- Studies in Northwest Semitic, by Robert Althann contains 5 chapters dealing specifically with the Book of Job. Found in the Northwest Semitic Collection (7 Vols.).
- Death and Survival in the Book of Job, by Dan Mathewson. Found in Studies on Job (4 Vols.).
- Wisdom in Revolt, by Leo G. Perdue. Found in Studies on Job (4 Vols.).
- A Blemished Perfection, by Yair Hoffman. Found in Studies on Job (4 Vols.).
- Janus Parallelism in the Book of Job, by Scott B. Noegel. Found in Studies on Job (4 Vols.).
- Semeia 7: Studies in the Book of Job, edited by David A. Robertson and Robert Polzin. Found in Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism (91 Issues).
- Semeia 19: The Book of Job and Ricoeur's Hermeneutics edited by John Dominic Crossan. Found in Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism (91 Issues).
- The Whirlwind: Essays on Job, Hermeneutics and Theology in Memory of Jane Morse, edited by Stephen Cook, Corrine Patton and James Watts. Found in Library of Hebrew Bible/OT Studies: JSOTS Old Testament Monographs (7 Vols.).
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).
- Unlocking Wisdom: Forming Agents of God in the House of Mourning, by James Reitman.
- The Book of Job (NICOT) by John E. Hartley. Found in The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament (NICOT/NICNT 40 Vols.).
- Anchor Yale Bible: Job by Marvin H. Pope. Found in Anchor Yale Bible (84 Vols.) or Anchor Yale Bible: Old Testament (58 Vols.).
- Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 17: Job 1-20 by David J. A. Clines. Also found in Word Biblical Commentary (WBC 59 Vols.).
- Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 18A: Job 21-37 by David J. A. Clines. Also found in Word Biblical Commentary (WBC 59 Vols.).
- A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Job (ICC) by S.R. Driver and George Buchanan Gray. Also found in International Critical Commentaries: Old Testament and International Critical Commentary Series (53 Vols.).
- Forms of the Old Testament Literature (FOTL): Wisdom Literature: Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles, Ecclesiastes and Esther by Roland E. Murphy. Found in Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series (17 Vols.).
- A Handbook on Job by William D. Reyburn. Found in The United Bible Societies' Old Testament Handbook Series (21 Vols.).
- Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Volume 4: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job. Found in Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament.
- Expositor's Bible Commentary, Volume 4: 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Job portion by Elmer B. Smick. Found in The Expositor's Bible Commentary (12 Vols.).
- Baffled to Fight Better: Job and the Problem of Suffering by Oswald Chambers. Also found in the Oswald Chambers Collection (24 Vols.).
- Tyndale Old Testament Commentary (TOTC): Job by Francis Andersen. Found in Tyndale Commentaries CD-ROM (49 Vols.).
- The New American Commentary: Job by Robert L. Alden. Also found in the set: The New American Commentary (31 Vols.).
- Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Volume 16: Job edited by Peter Lange. Found in Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (63 Vols.) .
- The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs: The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, edited by John H. Walton. Found in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament (5 Vols.) and Zondervan Bible Reference Bundle (87 Vols.).
- Cornerstone Bible Commentary, Volume 6: Job, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs by August H. Konkel and Tremper Longman III. Found in Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series (9 Vols.).
- The People's Bible: Job by Rudolph E. Honsey. Also found in the set: The Northwestern Publishing House Electronic Library: Collection One.
- The College Press NIV Commentary: Job by Stephen M. Hooks. Also found in the set: College Press NIV Commentary Series: Old Testament (16 Vols.).
- Be Patient by Warren Wiersbe. Also found in Warren Wiersbe's Old Testament "Be" Series (27 Vols.).
- The Preacher's Commentary Series, Volume 12: Job by David L. McKenna. Also found in The Preacher's Commentary CD-ROM.
- Exploring the Depths of Life and Love (Spirit Filled Life: Job, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon) by Jack W. Hayford and Joseph Snider.
- The Book of Job: with Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical by Henry Cowles. Found in the set Henry Cowles Commentary Series (16 Vols.).
- Expositions of Holy Scripture, Volume 6: Esther, Job, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes by Alexander MacLaren. Found in Expositions of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren (33 Vols.).
- Biblical Encyclopedia and Museum, Volume 5: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and Job by James Comper Gray. Found in Biblical Encyclopedia and Museum (15 Vols.).
- The Pulpit Commentary: Job, edited by H.D.M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell. Found in The Pulpit Commentary (77 Vols.).
- Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary, Volume 15: Job by Thomas Robinson. Found in Preacher’s Homiletic Commentary (38 Vols.).
- Everyman's Bible Commentary Series: Job by Roy Zuck. Found in Everyman's Bible Commentary Series (44 Vols.).
- Thru the Bible, Volume 16: Job by J. Vernon McGee. Found in Thru the Bible Commentary.
- Wesley's Notes: Job by John Wesley. Found in the Wesleyan–Arminian Collection (81 Vols.).
- Clarke's Commentary: Job by Adam Clarke. Found in the John Wesley and Adam Clarke Collection (85 Vols.).
Surveys and Study Guides
- T&T Clark Study Guides: Job by J.H. Eaton. Also found in Sheffield/T & T Clark Bible Guides Collection (44 Vols.).
- How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart.
- Explorer's Bible Study on Job, Psalms & Proverbs by T.M. Constance. Also found in Explorer's Bible Study - Adult Curriculum (14 courses).
- Horae Homileticae, Volume 4: Chronicles to Job by Charles Simeon. Also found in Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 Vols.).
- Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction by James L. Crenshaw.
- Old Testament Survey Series: The Wisdom Literature and Psalms by James E. Smith.
- An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books by C. Hassell Bullock.
- Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament by William Sanford LaSor, David Allan Hubbard and Frederic Wm. Bush. Also found in Eerdmans Bible Reference Collection (5 Vols.).
- Roy Gingrich’s Commentaries in Outline Form (100 Vols.) includes an outline of Job.
- Old Testament Theology by Paul R. House.
- Job and His Friends by C. H. Mackintosh. Found in the C. H. Mackintosh Collection (35 Vols.).
- The Works of Andrew Gray includes three sermons on Job 23:3 in the context of a series about Communion.
- A sermon on Job 10:2 can be found in Volume 22 of The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (22 Vols.).