Pseudo-archaic poetry, foreign vocabulary, and webs of references.
And what it’s like to translate it into English.
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. . .
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.
A new “reception history” of the Book of Job is let down by its reluctance to choose among the work’s myriad interpretations.