Discusses the origins of the Book of Job, the key personalities in its narrative (God, Satan and Job), and the workings of Providence as reflected in Scripture and Talmudic sources; A critical presentation of the sense of the Book of Job as it appears in the commentaries of R Saadiah Gaon, R Abraham Ibn Ezra, the Rashi School of exegetes, Maimonides, Nahmanides, Gersonides, R Joseph Caspi, the Zohar and Kabbalists, Rabbeinu Bachya Asher, R Zerahiah Garcian, R Simeon ben Zemah Duran and R Meir Lebush Malbim; Much of the material has never before appeared in the English language.
Jeremy I Pfeffer teaches physics at the Rehovot campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A graduate of Imperial College in London and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he has taught science in high schools in England and Israel., and has written and published textbooks on Modern Physics in both English and Hebrew. The present book is the result of a private study that has stretched intermittently over the last twenty five years.
The Origins of the Book of Job; The Personalities in the Book of Job; The Workings of Providence; Mediaeval Commentaries on the Book of Job; R. Simeon ben Zemah Duran's Commentary on the Book of Job.