C. L. Seow “Job 1-21”
January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dr. Seow’s latest book-length publication is Job 1-21, the first installment of a two-volume commentary. This book best represents the kind of scholarship he most enjoys and how he sees himself contributing to biblical scholarship. The emphasis therein on philology, the ancient Near Eastern, and theology will not come as a surprise to anyone who knows his work, particularly Ecclesiastes in the Anchor Bible (1997). Yet the Job commentary goes beyond his earlier writings in a number of ways, most notably in its focus on poetry and especially in its incorporation of the “history of consequences.” This is the first Job commentary to draw upon Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations, along with non-confessional engagements of Job in exegetical works, as well as in literature, and the visual and performing arts. Dr. Seow ventured far beyond his ken to do research in the history of Christianity, Jewish Studies, Islamic studies, comparative literature, and art history and music.