Christian Humanist Profiles 177: Job: A New Translation

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When I teach the text of Job in college classrooms, what students will tell me before we start reading, with only a bit of variation, is that bad things happen to Job, but he keeps his faith.  I always smile at that moment, knowing that once we get past chapter two, that story is going to be more than a bit more complicated than that. Edward L. Greenstein has been teaching Job about twice as long as I have, and his new translation of the book from Yale University Press has brought to my eyes new possibilities in that text.  The edges are sharper, the critique more cosmopolitan, and the end perhaps even more shocking than I was aware. Christian Humanit Profiles is glad to welcome Dr. Greenstein to the show.

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