Our Guides through Job

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Job 1–2 (The “Prologue”)

Brent A. Strawn (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Professor of Old Testament and Professor of Law, Duke Divinity School

The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment. Baker Academic, 2017.

“Is God Always Anything?” Journal for Preachers 37 (2014): 56–61.

Job 3 (Job’s Birthday Curse)

Jeffery M. Leonard (PhD, Brandeis University)

Associate Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Samford University

Creation Rediscovered: Finding New Meaning in an Ancient Story. Hendrickson, 2020.

“Let the Day Perish: The Nexus of Personification and Mythology in Job 3.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43 (2018): 247–270.

Job 4-5, 11 (Job’s Friends)

Patricia Vesely (PhD, Union Presbyterian Seminary)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Christian Ethics, Memphis Theological Seminary

Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Job 6–7 (Job’s Complaints)

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University)

Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Job. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms. Baker Academic, 2012.

The Fear of the Lord is Wisdom: A Theological Introduction to Wisdom in Israel. Baker Academic, 2017.

Job 9, 16, 19 (Job’s “Redeemer”)

Brennan Breed (PhD, Emory University)

Associate Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History. Indiana University Press, 2014.

“Reading Job as a Kierkegaardian Text: The Incarnation of Indirect Communication.” Biblical Interpretation 24 (2016): 127–152.

Job 28 (The Wisdom Poem)

Scott C. Jones (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Professor of Biblical Studies, Covenant College

Rumors of Wisdom: Job 28 as Poetry. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 398. De Gruyter, 2009.

“Job.” In The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible, ed. Will Kynes. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Job 29-31 (Job’s Final Discourse)

Edward L. Greenstein (PhD, Columbia University)

Professor of Bible, Bar-Ilan University

Job: A New Translation. Yale University Press, 2019.

Job 32–37 (Elihu)

Dominick S. Hernández (PhD, Bar-Ilan University)

Associate Professor of Old Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Illustrated Job in Hebrew. GlossaHouse, 2020.

Job 38–41 (The Divine Speeches)

William P. Brown (PhD, Emory University)

William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary

Wisdom’s Wonder: Character, Creation, and Crisis in the Bible’s Wisdom Literature. Eerdmans, 2014.

Job 42 (Job’s Response and Epilogue)

Carol A. Newsom (PhD, Harvard University)

Charles Howard Candler Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology

“The Book of Job.” Pages 317–637 in 1 & 2 Maccabees, Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, Job, Psalms. New Interpreters Bible 4. Abingdon, 1996. 

The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations Oxford University Press, 2003.



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