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Westminster Bible Companion: Job
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Westminster Bible Companion: Job


Westminster John Knox 1999

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Job is the quintessential study when it comes to questions of faith in the face of adversity and the universal human quest for meaning and order in a world that consistently mocks both. James Wharton concludes that the function of Job never has been to provide answers but to keep the questions urgent and contemporary for all who set out to honor and serve God.

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Key Features

  • Contains a concise introduction to the book of Job
  • Unfolds the various contexts and principles found in Scripture
  • Helps prepare pastors, students, and laity relay the Bible's teaching in a clear way


  • The Prologue
  • The First Round of Discourses between Job and His Friends
  • The Second Round of Discourses between Job and His Friends
  • The Third Round of Discourses between Job and His Friends
  • The Inaccessibility of Wisdom
  • Job’s Summation for the Defense
  • The Speech of Elihu
  • God’s “Answer” and Job’s Response
  • Job’s Last Test
  • Happy Ever After?

Praise for the Print Edition

This is a most welcome contribution, especially given the intended audience of the work. . . . this book will be well-used and appreciated by its target audience. Admirably clear, well-constructed and thought provoking, it will serve readers in communities of Christian faith well.

—Michael S. Cheney, Review of Biblical Literature

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About James A. Wharton

James A. Wharton is Emeritus Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

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