Job

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1985 M01 1 - 284 pages

One of the most exciting and challenging books of the Bible, Job is a literary work of great majesty and power. In this commentary, John C. L. Gibson helps contemporary readers explore the timeless story of the afflicted Job and its meaning for today.

Carrying forward brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay's New Testament series, the Daily Study Bible has been extended to cover the entire Old Testament as well. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use, the Daily Study Bible provides a useful, reliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Scriptures were saying then and what God is saying today.

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This book completely misses the point of Job. He calls Job paranoid and joins the ranks of Job's own friends in the Bible who criticize Job. Job was vindicated by God and allowed to offer sacrifices for the sins of his friends in the end of the book of Job. The book of Job should be read from the perspective that Job was right before God and the friends in the book did not understand God. The book of Job teaches that God uses pain and circumstance at times to mold and shape our lives and the blessing comes after the pain, in this life or the next. There may be some value to this commentary, but if you read it, don't be dragged into the perspective that Job was a sinner, because the God-breathed scripture states and upholds he wasn't. 

Contents

Introduction 1
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1221
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17
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A Note on Suffering as Divine Discipline
53
BILDAD
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ZOPHAR
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BILDAD
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ZOPHAR
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ELIPHAZ
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117
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The Speeches of Elihu
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THE LORD AND
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614
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contd
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16
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717
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Further Reading
283
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John C. L. Gibsonserved as a member of the faculty in Hebrew and Semantic Languages and as Coordinator and Chairman of the Board of Examiners in Biblical Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the editor of the popular Daily Study Bible series.

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