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Talking About God

Job 42: 7-9 and the Nature of God in the Book of Job


Duck-Woo Nam

Talking About God is devoted to an elaboration of the nature of God in the Book of Job. By thoroughly examining the crucial problem of Job 42: 7-9 in which Job is commended and his friends (Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar) are rebuked for their talk of God, this book presents the main theme of the Book of Job as a unified whole and successfully investigates it from the theological perspectives that are shared between Job and his three friends as well as between God and Job. Insights from the common theology of the ancient Near East, the extraordinary characters of Joban literature, and inner-biblical interpretations of the Old Testament help modern readers understand major aspects of the Book of Job.