This well-documented book could be defined as a defense of the translation “repent” for nḥm in Job 42:6, which, though attested in most English translations, has been widely contested in academic scholarship, along with controversy over other parts of the verse. Significantly, scholars variously resolve the ambiguities in that verse according to their views of the book as a whole. Evidently, regarding the verse as the theological turning point in the book’s argumentation, the author’s fresh contribution links the issue to an exile-related form-critical development. He appeals to evidence of that development throughout the book of Job. The fruit of doctoral research under Mark Boda at McMaster Divinity College, it builds on the work of Rodney Werline and Boda on penitential prayer as replacement for complaining lament. It supplements other scholars’ preliminary applications to Job, in which lament voiced in ch. 3 and echoed thereafter is eventually eclipsed by penitence....

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