Book Description: "The Book of Job" addresses the most disturbing themes in the Western tradition. What is our place in God's creation? Are the good rewarded? The evil punished? Can we grasp the ways of creation or are they beyond the range of our understanding? Job the patient sufferer, the afflicted man whose faith in God is finally rewarded, is a standard figure in Western cultural heritage. But in this translation, a new Job emerges. This is the angry Job, who knows as we do that his suffering is undeserved and who demands an argument with God. God's reply to Job from the storm, indeed the entire circle of speech and response to Job and his friends, is rendered in this work. Issues concerning the text, its meaning and interpretation are addressed in the introduction and notes, which guide the reader through the work.