|Hailed as one of the most profound literary, theological, and philosophical works ever written, the book of Job takes up the age-old topic of the innocent sufferer. This biblical masterpiece addresses questions about the meaning of human existence, God's relationship to humanity, and why good people sometimes suffer so terribly.|
A. Wendell Bowes skillfully probes the depths of this outstanding book of the Bible in this volume of the New Beacon Bible Commentary. Along with authorship, date, and historical issues, Bowes artfully articulates the book's image of God as one who is mysterious and transcends human wisdom.
The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God's Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.
Each volume features:
- Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition
- Convenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more
- Clear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage's original language