Book Of Job by Raymond P SchiendlinBook Of Job by Raymond P Schiendlin

Book Of Job

byRaymond P SchiendlinForeword byRaymond P ScheindlinTranslated byRaymond P Schiendlin

Paperback | June 2, 1999

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One of the most powerful and unsettling Bible stories, The Book of Job undermines the claim that our world is governed by justice and meaning. It does so through a poetry of unsurpassed beauty captured in Raymond Scheindlin's superb new translation. Scheindlin's Job is not a patient sufferer but a defiant man who eloquently demands an argument with God. Job's words land like a fist, but he is left speechless by God's reply from the storm — a commanding survey of creation and a challenge to man's place in it. Job's acceptance of God's power comes with a dignity and freshness that makes it compelling even today. In Scheindlin's vivid translation an ancient text speaks to us directly of timeless questions and passions. A selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Jewish Book Club
Raymond P. Scheindlin is professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. His introduction and notes are full of insights into this provocative text.
Title:Book Of JobFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 2, 1999Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393319008

ISBN - 13:9780393319002

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This lyrical translation of one of the most powerful Bible stories addresses some of life’s toughest questions. In The Book of Job, Raymond P. Scheindlin’s Job is a rebellious man who demands to debate issues of justice and humanity with God. Not a meek or subdued man, Job is nonetheless quelled by God’s commanding reply in this poetic survey of creation and challenge to humanity’s place in it.