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Overview of Job
Author's Preface
About the Author



When Rev. Walter Lang set out to write a commentary on the Book of Job, it was with the realization that most Christians, if they have read the book at all, probably consider it to have little importance for them except perhaps to teach them to "have the patience of Job" in times of perplexity, and to find comfort in the resurrection when confronted by death. This commentary on Job, perhaps the most extensive in existence, is the product of many years of study of the Hebrew Massoretic text and of various translations, also of many years of scientific study. In it Lang attempts to show from the text that the great gospel com- fort found in this book is not based upon idle speculation of men, but that it comes from the Creator Himself who speaks here in such a way about earthly matters which are open to scientific research and falsifiability, that there is no reason to doubt His veracity when He speaks both words of judgment and of comfort, or when He speaks in the Bible on other matters which are beyond our comprehension or investigation and which can be grasped only by faith.

Walter Lang is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1937, an ordained clergyman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. After serving many years in the pastoral ministry, Lang felt the need to counter the many assaults being made upon the reliability of the Bible. In this commentary he shows that the Christian faith would be little more than human speculation and superstition if such faith were not based firmly upon the word of the Creator Himself and who gives evidence of His credibility when He speaks in the Bible on matters open to investigation.

This has been Lang's purpose in founding The Bible-Science Association nearly 30 years ago and in serving as its director until he originated The Genesis Institute in 1985. This commentary, in our opinion, should serve to support the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Who Himself said (John 3:12): "If I have told you of earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?"

Vernon Harley
Pastor Emeritus, Fairmont, Mn.


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