The four essays in this volume present an overview of current issues in studies of the book of Job. The opening essay, by Williams, deals with major aspects of Joban research: new commentaries, Near Eastern backgrounds, textual criticism, language and vocabulary, literary criticism, dating problems, and theological ideas. The remaining essays focus on specifics from within Williams’ overview. Craigie discusses the impact of Ugaritic language and literature on studies of Job. Cox is concerned with textual criticism of Job, primarily with regard to the Septuagint. And, in the final essay, Aufrecht illustrates the importance of Aramaic in biblical studies in general and studies of Job in particular.
About the author
Walter E. Aufrecht is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lethbridge, where he taught archaeology. He has authored and edited several books and articles on Aramaic and Ammonite languages and literatures, including “An Eye for Form”: Epigraphic Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross, also published by Eisenbrauns.
''... a helpful introduction to current debate on the canonical book of Job and related literature.''
Journal for the Study of Judaism