The Pious Sage in Job

Eliphaz in the Context of Wisdom Theodicy

By Kyle C. Dunham

The Pious Sage in Job

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  • Publication Date: 4/7/2016
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The Pious Sage in Job

Eliphaz in the Context of Wisdom Theodicy

By Kyle C. Dunham

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  • ISBN: 9781625649805
  • Pages: 286
  • Publication Date: 4/7/2016
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About-

Due to the complexity of the speech-cycles in the book of Job, scholars have struggled to resolve interpretive tensions in the author's characterization of Job's three friends. This book focuses on the significance of the ancient Near Eastern social and wisdom contexts for understanding the role that Eliphaz, the leading sage-counselor, fulfills in Job. Given the likely Edomite provenance of Eliphaz and the archaeological evidence linking the respective Israelite and Edomite schools of wisdom, Eliphaz articulates a polished wisdom tradition, the epitome of a worldview shared by Job prior to his calamity. Beyond a simplistic retribution perspective, Eliphaz draws from and refines each of the established sources of wisdom--experience, tradition, and revelation--to ground his counsel and censure of Job. Although Eliphaz is expected to exemplify the role of distinguished counselor-advocate in leading Job out of suffering into reconciliation with God, his ineffectual efforts highlight a significant purpose for the book of Job. The Joban author masterfully undermines conventional wisdom theodicy by exposing its inadequacy to reconcile the suffering of the righteous with divine compassion and sovereignty.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The Pious Sage in Job stimulates the mind with a wide-ranging analysis of Eliphaz's role in the Book of Job. Dunham masterfully leads us step by step to the exegesis of salient portions of Eliphaz's speeches and their compelling theological implications. No student of the Book of Job can afford to neglect this significant contribution to serious Joban studies."
--William D. Barrick, Professor of Old Testament (Retired), The Master's Seminary

"Even though the book of Job plays an essential role in the theology of the Bible, it also offers many challenges to an interpreter of Scripture. Through his insightful consideration of Job, Kyle Dunham has provided students of Scripture with a great resource. His pursuit of the place of Eliphaz in the message of Job sheds helpful light on one's understanding of this challenging, yet important, biblical book."
--Michael A. Grisanti, Lead Professor of Old Testament, The Master's Seminary

"The Pious Sage in Job makes a scholarly contribution for understanding Eliphaz in the Context of Wisdom Theodicy. . . . [T]his work is perhaps the most comprehensive discussion of the reception history of Eliphaz. This is a welcome addition for Joban studies."
--Robert V. McCabe, Professor of Old Testament, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

"Job is a tremendous resource for helping hurting people. Its wisdom, though, is only mined by careful study, especially regarding the role of Job's friends. Kyle Dunham has provided a rich, helpful resource for understanding how God's wisdom is exalted in Job. If you love the masterpiece of wisdom literature which is Job, this book will help you read it more profitably."
--David M. Doran, President, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

Contributors-

Kyle C. Dunham

Bio(s)-

Kyle C. Dunham is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the co-author of a forthcoming commentary on Ecclesiastes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series.

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