Muriel Spark

An Unknown Author Who Put God in His Place

The Book of Job

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‘The patience of Job’ is a popular nineteenth-century concept. I know of no serious or studious reader of Job since, and including, the poet Shelley who ever thought of Job as a patient man. Professor Scheindlin attacks the concept without need. That apart, he has given us a beautiful new translation and a profound commentary which should last a long time in the field of Job studies.

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