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October 8, 2004

The Book of Job


For reasons which don't bear mentioning, I'm always interested in learning more about it.

The Book of Job is believed to be based on ancient Semitic folktales.

No work of literature since has better or more eloquently probed the depth of faith and the meaning of suffering.

Scholars' estimates of its time of composition vary widely: some posit a date as early as 2100-1550 B.C., while others suggest circa 550 B.C.

The author's identity remains a complete mystery.

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You might be interested in this website http://www.bookofjob.org which has an entire manuscript of a commentary online.

Posted by: Robert Sutherland | Oct 31, 2004 7:30:48 PM

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