Often the book of Job is read for a few of its highlights. This article offers seven reasons to read and study the whole book.
This chapter provides an introduction to the book of Job. Introductory matters addressed include authorship, date, setting, unity and structure, literary type, purpose and theme, and teaching and preaching of the book.
In the section of the chapter we present here, Longman introduces the book of Job. Different aspects of the book are explored. First he deals with the title of the book, its place in the canon, authorship, and date. He then considers the text, language, translation, and genre of the book.
Chapter 1 deals with matters of introduction to the book of Job. The book's nature, setting, and place in history are considered. At the end of the chapter are a number of questions for further reflection.
Chapter 1 is a commentary on Job 1:1-5.
Chapter 3 is a commentary on Job 2:11-13. The main theme that Ash formulates is the loneliness of Job.