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Exegesis of Job

Instructor: Kenneth Cherney

Job’s story could be told in a few lines, but to read this book is to plumb the deepest recesses of the human soul. The book is a scathing indictment of every cruel or clichéd answer to the problem of unexplained suffering. More than this, it resounds with Job’s poignant cry for a Mediator—the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, in whom alone every sufferer may find vindication and rest. Portions will be read in Hebrew, with special help available for the unique (and uniquely difficult) features of the book’s language; the remainder will be read in translation. Attention also to the history of the book’s interpretation and representative secondary literature.

Advanced Degree Program(s): STM
Area of Study: Old Testament
Language Requirement(s): Hebrew Required
Summer Quarter Credits: 3
Tuition: $750
Course Number: OT5030
Syllabus: Job-Syllabus.pdf
Course Credits: 3
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