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Commentary on the Book of Job with Translation
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Commentary on the Book of Job with Translation


Williams and Norgate 1882

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German Bible scholar Georg Ewald turns his attention to the book of Job in this commentary. He systematically goes over each section of Job as a drama, highlighting the contentions and resolutions throughout. In the introduction, Ewald gives context to the format, content, and style of the book as poem. He also examines the date and history of Job as well. Written in an academic yet readable style, this commentary will help all who seek to understand the complexities of this book of the Old Testament.

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Key Features

  • Highlights points of dramatic contention and resolution in Job
  • Provides contextual information regarding Job’s poetic format
  • Includes historical information surrounding the life and times of Job


  • The Thought of the Poem
  • The Matter of the Poem
  • The Art of the Poem
  • Of the Date and History of the Book
  • The First Stage of the Drama: Opening of the Contention, ch. i–iii
  • The Second Stage of the Drama: First Advance in the Contention, ch. iv–xiv
  • The Third Stage of the Drama: Second Advance in the Contention, ch. xv–xxi
  • Fourth Stage of the Drama: Third and Last Advance in the Contention, ch. xxii–xxviii
  • Fifth Stage of the Drama: Solution, ch. xxix–xxxi., xxxviii–xl. 14, and xlii
  • Description of the Hippopotamus and the Crocodile, ch. xl. 15–xli. 26
  • Elihu’s Speeches, ch. xxxii–xxxvii

Product Details

  • Title: Commentary on the Book of Job with Translation
  • Author: Georg Heinrich Ewald
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 352

About Georg Heinrich Ewald

Georg Heinrich Ewald (1803–1875) was a German theologian and professor who specialized in Asian studies, the Old Testament, and philosophy. Professor at the University of Göttingen for ten years, Ewald was expelled for protesting against King Ernst August. He went on to become a professor at Tübingen, but returned to Göttingen after the liberal constitution was put in place again. Ewald wrote several scholarly works, including History of Israel and Prophets of the Old Testament.

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