The Book of Job presents a challenge to the modern preacher and teacher, as it communicates its message in a way that is unfamiliar to most contemporary believers. But the issues it addresses--suffering, our response to it, and how God works in the world--are nevertheless relevant to the church in our day. Job teaches the limitless sovereignty, freedom, and wisdom of God and emphasizes that even though the answers to our questions may remain hidden from us, God can be trusted. In this commentary--part of the acclaimed Teach the Text Commentary
series--Daniel J. Estes provides carefully organized guidance for interpreting, teaching, and illustrating the important truths found in Job.
The Teach the Text Commentary
series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to examine the text in detail and move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to effective pedagogy. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.
- intensely text-focused
- focuses the big idea of the biblical passage
- highlights key themes in obvious ways
- sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text
- full-color illustrations, maps, and photos
To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach. Full-color illustrations, maps, and photos are included throughout each volume to illustrate the world and events described in the Bible.
Daniel J. Estes (PhD, University of Cambridge) is distinguished professor of Bible at Cedarville University and the author of Hear, My Son: Teaching and Learning in Proverbs 1-9.
SERIES GENERAL EDITORS
Mark L. Strauss (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, including How to Read the Bible in Changing Times and Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels.
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Survey of the Old Testament, Old Testament Today, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.
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