Though wielding an influence over philosophy that endures to this day, Thomas Aquinas did not consider himself a philosopher, but a Biblical scholar, whose expositions go right to the meaning of the texts. In his commentary on the Book of Job, he draws on Jewish philosophers to explain the meaning of this mystifying but seminal book of the Old Testament as a fable about divine providence. In a new translation and a Latin-English format, Aquinas’s “lyrical” exposition of this rarely commented work will speak to anyone who desires a deeper meditation on this difficult but important work of the Bible.
Timothy Olmsted –
This is an excellent work that opened my eyes to a wealth of knowledge of God in the book of Job. St. Thomas Aquinas’ commentary ably explores the problem of evil regarding those living a just life. A few typographical errors–it’s a first edition.