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The Book of Job (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

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This recent volume in the NICOT series deals carefully with the difficult questions of text, language, and theology in the Book of Job. After an extensive introduction, Hartley provides thoroughly researched, detailed, verse-by-verse exegesis and exposition which relates each section to the message of Job.
Hardcover, 605 pages
Published May 18th 1988 by Eerdmans
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Mike Garner
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
John Hartley's commentary work is always a consistent practice of hermeneutical efficiency applied to each piece of a biblical narrative. I have adapted his phrase for identifying Job 19 as expressive of Job's deepest convictions.
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Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A conservative commentary on Job of moderate plus depth. Focuses on the Hebrew text, includes textual difficulties. I highly recommend this to anyone who has not studied the book of Job and desires to understand this fascinating ancient text.
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Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good mix of Hebrew textual study and commentary on the verses themselves. Conservative on its interpretation.
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An excellent commentary on the book of Job. Hartley interacts constantly with the original text and goes to great lengths in his attempts at textual criticism, although some of his conclusions seem to be a bit strained. He well points out and follows the major themes of the book, and his summaries following every section aid the reader's understanding of the book's development. Additionally, his wide understanding of ANE customs and literature are indispensable to the discussion.
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