Religion: A Masterly Job on Job

A Masterly Job om Job

One of the most eloquent passages in the Old Testament relates God's thunderous answer to the complaints of Job, who felt that as a morally upright man he had been unjustly afflicted with suffering and humiliation. Today, except for a few near-perfect lines, the King James Version of this passage (Job, 38-41) seems ponderous, and much of it obscure as well. Not only does the New English Bible give both an awesome grandeur and a biting sarcasm to God's words, but it also corrects for the first time several...