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Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job (New Studies in Biblical Theology, vol. 12 | NSBT)

, 2002
ISBN: 0851114989


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“Now my eyes have seen you” (Job 42:5). Few biblical texts are more daunting, and yet more fascinating, than the book of Job—and few have been the subject of such diverse interpretation.

For Robert Fyall, the mystery of God’s ways and the appalling evil and suffering in the world are at the heart of Job’s significant contribution to the canon of Scripture. He offers a holistic reading of Job, with particular reference to its depiction of creation and evil, and finds significant clues to its meaning in the striking imagery it uses. He takes seriously the literary and artistic integrity of the book of Job, as well as its theological profundity. He concludes that it is not so much about suffering per se as about creation, providence, and knowing God, and how—in the crucible of suffering—these are to be understood. He encourages us to listen to this remarkable literature, to be moved by it, and to see its progress from shrieking protest to repentance and vision.

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Key Features

  • Contains scholarly and accessible volumes written by well-respected Biblical scholars
  • Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
  • Engages the immense challenges facing today’s church
  • Offers new insights and challenges established positions
  • Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology


  • Speaking What Is Right
  • An Advocate in Heaven
  • The Tragic Creator
  • The Raging Sea
  • The Shadowlands
  • Yahweh, Mot, and Behemoth
  • The Ancient Prince of Hell
  • Drawing Out Leviathan
  • The Vision Glorious

Praise for the Print Edition

We do not begin to gain a real grasp of the message of the book of Job, and of its contribution to the canon, apart from a more detailed grasp of its imagery and drama. Here Dr. Fyall is a sure-footed guide: not only does he lecture in Old Testament, but he preaches regularly in a church that draws several hundred university students—something that does not usually happen unless the preacher has something to say from the Bible, and says it well. In this book many more can listen with pleasure and profit.

—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Fyall’s study uncovers references to Canaanite mythology that have long been hidden in favour of more naturalistic interpretations of the text. The discussions are quite technical, but the subject matter is well worth the effort. I’ll never read the book of Job the same way again.

—Stephen Barkley, pastor, Wellington Street Pentecostal Church

  • Title: Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job
  • Author: Robert Fyall
  • Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology
  • Volume: 12
  • Publishers: Apollos, IVP
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Job › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 0851114989, 0830826122, 9780851114989, 9780830826124
  • Resource ID: LLS:NSBT12
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:53:48Z

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Robert Fyall is senior tutor in ministry for the Cornhill Training Course at Scotland. He was director of Rutherford House—a research, training, and publishing center in Scotland for church leaders. He also taught Old Testament at St. John’s College in Durham, England, in addition to pastoring a church there. He is the author of Daniel: Tale of Two Cities, Teaching Amos: Unlocking the Prophecy of Amos for the Bible Teacher, and Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job.

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