The Book of Job: A Bible Study Course

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Professor, Columbia Theological Seminary
(3 customer reviews)
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Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Includes Free Study Guide

The Book of Job: A Bible Study Course

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Professor, Columbia Theological Seminary
(3 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Rediscover one of the Bible’s most important books. With a leading Scripture scholar as your guide, you will gain powerful insights into one of life’s most vexing questions.

The Book of Job is a powerful and ultimately life-affirming book. But the text—one of the Bible’s oldest—can sometimes seem puzzling to modern audiences. Now, The Book of Job: A Bible Study Course gives you an insightful look into how Job can transform your faith today.

You will join Prof. Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D., the former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, in exploring the vital wisdom of the Book of Job. A combination of beautiful poetry, classic storytelling, and profound theology, the Book of Job is brimming with insights. Through 15 audio or video lectures, you will take a closer look at the fascinating questions it poses.

First and foremost, you will examine the vital question: Why does suffering exist? Job himself is a powerful symbol for the mystery of suffering, experiencing nearly every loss possible despite his piousness. As yo

Rediscover one of the Bible’s most important books. With a leading Scripture scholar as your guide, you will gain powerful insights into one of life’s most vexing questions.

The Book of Job is a powerful and ultimately life-affirming book. But the text—one of the Bible’s oldest—can sometimes seem puzzling to modern audiences. Now, The Book of Job: A Bible Study Course gives you an insightful look into how Job can transform your faith today.

You will join Prof. Kathleen O’Connor, Ph.D., the former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, in exploring the vital wisdom of the Book of Job. A combination of beautiful poetry, classic storytelling, and profound theology, the Book of Job is brimming with insights. Through 15 audio or video lectures, you will take a closer look at the fascinating questions it poses.

First and foremost, you will examine the vital question: Why does suffering exist? Job himself is a powerful symbol for the mystery of suffering, experiencing nearly every loss possible despite his piousness. As you will discover, the answer to this question is surprisingly complex. Ultimately, you will encounter God as He speaks to Job about the ineffable beauty of creation.

You will find yourself among the characters, plunging headfirst into this beautiful text. Job remains one of the most enduring figures in the Bible, for all of us can see ourselves in his struggles.

Enrich your faith with the Book of Job today.

** This set was previously published under the title Where Is God in the Thick of Suffering? The Book of Job. It contains essentially the same content.

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Professor Kathleen M. O’Connor is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, emerita, at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.A. from Providence College. Previously, she taught at the Maryknoll School of Theology and has taught frequently in local churches and given courses in Central America, Thailand, Japan, and Ireland.
The former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Professor O’Connor has also been active in the Society of Biblical Literature. Professor O’Connor received a Henry Luce III Fellowship (2004-5) to write Jeremiah: Pain and Promise (Fortress, 2011), in which she draws from trauma studies to show how the prophetic book addresses profound suffering. Another of her books, Lamentations and the Tears of the World (Orbis, 2002), received first prize in Scripture from the Catholic Press Association, 2003. She is also the author of Job: New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Liturgical Press, 2012); The Wisdom Literature (Liturgical Press, 1988); and The Confessions of Jeremiah (Scholars Press, 1988); and she is the co-editor of Troubling Jeremiah (Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).

  • All Suffering Is Sacred
  • Ancient Wisdom Literature
  • The Prologue of the Book of Job
  • Job Would Rather Be Dead
  • Eliphaz the Temanite (Job 4–5): “Job, Preach to Yourself”
  • Bildad the Shuhite (Job 8): “Job, If You Would Only Seek God”
  • Zophar the Naamathite (Job 11): “Less Than You Deserve”
  • Job: “I Would Speak to the Almighty”
  • The Quiet before the Storm (Job 28)
  • Job Defends Himself (Job 29–31)
  • Elihu the Buzite: “We Cannot Find the Almighty”
  • Beauty in the Storm (Job 38:1-45): The First Speech of God and Job’s Reply
  • Monsters
  • Back Where We Started?
  • God’s Faces in the Book of Job and Job’s Face Today

3 reviews for The Book of Job: A Bible Study Course

  1. Sr. Joan Vlaun, OP, Schenectady, New York

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    NY Adult Ed group felt that Prof O’Connor shared her faith with us. We loved the Interview with her and her honesty. She went slowly enough and was not afraid to state when she was still thinking about it The group have asked me if she has done any other programs.

  2. Fr. John

    Professor O’Connor brought a combination of scholarship and compassion to the section on Job.

    Professor O’Connor brought a combination of scholarship and compassion to the section on Job and the subject of suffering. One can tell how authentic she is about her faith.

  3. Bob

    Engaging and listenable

    Speaker was engaging and “listenable.” I appreciated the Book of Job far more after listening to this course, and for the first time understood its structure.

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