Fifty scholars committed to the authority of Scripture as divine revelation. 60 volumes of the best critical scholarship. The end result: the Word Biblical Commentary series, which "harvests the important historical, textual, literary, and archaeological discoveries to serve the needs of professional scholars and teachers, students of the Bible and theology, working ministers, and anyone who wants a theological understanding from Scripture."
Add to that exalted series the second part of David Cline's commentary on the book of Job, covering chapters 21-37. Cline's masterful exposition of Job consistently maintains an alertness to both the windings of its arguments and the theological problem it raises, which is the conflict of faith and experience. Let Cline guide you through what he sees as the "most theologically and intellectually intense book of the Old Testament." Gain a measure of Cline's appreciation for the craftsmanship inherent in Job, as he looks at how its author ties together metaphor and theology in a "perenially uplifting and not infrequently euphoric experience."
Overview of the Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) series:
Technical (Knowledge of Hebrew is required)
Designed for students and teachers
Unique features of Job 21-37 by David A. Cline:
Detailed look at how each element in Job is absolutely necessary
Brilliant examination of how the interweaving of literary and theological perspectives reveals the richness of Job
A comprehensive general bibliography, and pericope bibliographies
Theological and spiritual insights from sermons and popular devotions
A verse-by-verse exposition that unravels the arguments and identifies the distinctive viewpoints of the speakers in Job
An explanation of why different English versions of Job have such divergent translations
Cline's own translations of various passages and speeches
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 560 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2002
The WBC is the best-selling multi-volume commentary series on the market today with more than a million volumes in circulation.
WBC authors are all experts in their field and skillfully bring the text to meaning through careful exegesis and exposition. Each WBC contributor creates his own translation based on the best texts and literature available.
The WBC has the largest bibliography of any commentary. To take full advantage of this bibliography, it is uniquely placed at the beginning of every passage being exegeted.
David J. A. Clines is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield. He currently serves as Publisher and Director of Sheffield Phoenix Press. He is past president of both the Society for Old Testament Study (1996) and the Society of Biblical Literature (2009). In addition to his definitive commentary on Job, he is editor of the essential multivolume reference, The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.