The Book of Job

A History of Interpretation and a Commentary

By Stephen J. Vicchio

Foreword by Edward L. Greenstein

The Book of Job

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The Book of Job

A History of Interpretation and a Commentary

By Stephen J. Vicchio

Foreword by Edward L. Greenstein

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  • ISBN: 9781725257252
  • Pages: 460
  • Publication Date: 7/2/2020
  • Retail Price: $49.00
Web Price: $39.20
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About-

This book is the product of fifty years of scholarship. It consists of two main parts: the first is an essay on the history of interpreting the book of Job in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The second part is a commentary on the book.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Few scholars have such a grasp of the range of Job’s reception history, and in this new commentary Vicchio convincingly shows us that to interpret this book is to be part of a vast, rich, multivocal tradition of reading possibilities.”

—David Tollerton, author of The Book of Job in Post-Holocaust Thought



“It is rare to come across a work displaying this level of erudition that is simultaneously so accessible and helpful to the average reader. Vicchio’s commentary on Job is written in clear and lucid prose, without tendention or obfuscation. I am confident it will prove to be a well-nigh indispensable companion for many students of Job in their journey to come to grips with this most challenging and anguished book of the Bible.”

—David Fohrman, Aleph Beta, author of The Beast that Crouches at the Door



“Staggering in scope and detail, Vicchio’s work is a monumental contribution to biblical exegesis. From the long history of commentary on Job he weaves a rich, complex tapestry that integrates the well-known and the obscure thoughts on the man from Uz into a work that is simultaneously a classic evocative of the best of a deep interpretative history and a modern scholastic work of astounding academic rigor.”

—Matthew R. Sayers, Lebanon Valley College



“The book of Job has commanded an exceptionally large space in the field of biblical scholarship and in the imagination of followers of the Abrahamic faiths. Professor Vicchio’s masterful book summarizes both the most significant textual and exegetical research and the diverse theological and philosophical interpretations of the book of Job. The book is at once comprehensive, accessible, and stimulating, providing the reader with invaluable guidance and many fresh perspectives.”

—Thomas Benson, Green Mountain College

Contributors-

Stephen J. Vicchio
Edward L. Greenstein

Bio(s)-

Before his retirement from full-time teaching in 2016, Stephen J. Vicchio taught at the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, in Baltimore. He is the author of over two over 30 books, including other works on the Bible, philosophy, history, essays, stories, dramas, and books about American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan.

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