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Job: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)

ISBN: 9781683596592
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Job reveals a God we can trust, even in our darkest moments.

Barry G. Webb explores the book of Job as a reflection on the paradox of righteous suffering. Job confronts the troubling issues that life throws at us as we try to live in trusting obedience to God. Wisdom shows us how to live in relation to God when we don’t have answers for all of life’s problems. With detailed exegesis and biblical-theological synthesis, Webb explores Job’s unique theology of creation, evil, wisdom, justice, redemption, and God’s character, tracing these themes across the canon.

Praise for Job

Modern readers have no qualms about admitting the notorious textual and theological difficulties relating to the book of Job. In this commentary, eminent professor of Old Testament Barry Webb provides an expository resource that encounters Job’s challenges head on. Webb’s labor with Job benefits contemporary readers who struggle with the same interpretive issues that have perplexed Bible students for centuries. Situating Job in its biblical context, Webb consistently expounds upon Job’s distinct contribution to the Bible’s overall theology, and particularly its distinct participation in biblical wisdom. Webb’s commentary is an engaging and stimulating contribution to the study of Job that will benefit the scholar, challenge the layperson, and assist the expositor in proclaiming the relevance of the age-old and sometimes enigmatic composition to a contemporary audience.

—Dominick S. Hernández, editor, Bulletin for Biblical Research; associate professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary series

The Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC) series locates each biblical book within redemptive history and illuminates its unique theological contributions. All EBTC volumes feature informed exegetical treatment of the biblical book and thorough discussion of its most important theological themes in relation to the canon—all in a style that is useful and accessible to students of Scripture and preachers of the word.

Learn more about the other titles in this series.

  • Title: Job: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)
  • Author: Barry G. Webb
  • Series: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary (EBTC)
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Pages: 520
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683596592

Barry G. Webb (PhD, Sheffield) is emeritus senior research fellow in Old Testament at Moore Theological College in New South Wales, Australia. He has written The Book of Judges (JSOT Press).


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  1. Bella Schroeder
    The EBTC Job Commentary written by Barry G. Webb offers a comprehensive and insightful exploration of Job. He does this while shedding light on one of the most profound and enigmatic texts in the Bible. Webb skillfully navigates Job with ease as he discusses poetic dialogues, highlighting the nuances in language, literary devices, and cultural references. All good things are still the gifts of our generous Creator, who provides for them for our enjoyment. But the gift must never be allowed to take precedence in our affection over the Giver, and our great need of what he sent Jesus to give us. One of the things I enjoyed about this commentary is the emphasis that while Satan seemly has the power to do all that he pleases, he first has to ask the Lord before he does anything to Job. Another strength of this commentary is that Webb engages with the central themes of suffering, God's justice, and the human response. Webb does not shy away from the complexities of this text, but instead, he offers the reader different perspectives while guiding the reader through various interpretations with key attention to detail. Satan is given executive power to penetrate the protective hedge God has placed around Job, to take away every good thing God has given him, and leave him utterly destitute. But with that permission comes a limitation: "However, do not lay a hand on Job himself." In other words, Satan's power, real though it is, remains subordinate to God's absolute power. Webb's commentary is a resource for anyone who is seeking a deeper understanding of the Book of Job. Through exegesis, theological insights, and contemporary relevance Webb crafts a beautiful commentary that is an easy read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the book of Job. There are areas that can be difficult for certain audiences to understand because of the depth but for those who are willing to take the time to dive into this commentary, they will undoubtedly be rewarded with a new appreciation of the complexities and key themes of Job.


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