Perhaps no book in the Hebrew Bible is more disturbing, befuddling, and thought-provoking than The Book of Job. Believers and nonbelievers alike have wrestled like the ideas and emotions put forth in this strange text for millennia now—and unsurprisingly, they’ve come to few shared conclusions about it, other than perhaps about its enduring greatness and power.
Our guest on this episode of Christian Humanist Profiles is Dr. Mark Larrimore, the director of the religious studies program at the New School in New York City. He’s just published a “biography” of The Book of Job—an exploration of the way the book may have been written and assembled, and a history of the way it has been read and interpreted over the centuries.
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It’s available on audible! Now I know what I’ll be plowing through while finishing my Christmas knitting. Thanks!