How not to read the text through a modern lens.

April 24 2023 12:01AM

Pseudo-archaic poetry, foreign vocabulary, and webs of references.

Edward Greenstein
Sept. 6 2019 12:01AM

And what it’s like to translate it into English.

Robert Alter
Aug. 16 2018 12:01AM

Few biblical books have engendered as much analysis or philosophical discussion as the story of Job. A recent “biography” of the title character, by Mark. . .

Dec. 5 2014 12:01AM

A new commentary on the Book of Job breaks new ground by combining historical-critical scholarship with reception history, thereby revealing fresh levels of meaning.

Davis Hankins
Jan. 28 2014 12:00AM

A new “reception history” of the Book of Job is let down by its reluctance to choose among the work’s myriad interpretations.

Joan Acocella
Dec. 10 2013 12:00AM