The Shadow of Christ in the Book of Job

The Shadow of Christ in the Book of Job


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The Book of Job has been a rich source of truth and comfort for its readers throughout the ages, but the crowning glory of this book is the prophetic testimony it bears to the sufferings that Jesus Christ would endure as the savior of his people. The Shadow of Christ in the Book of Job examines the historical character of Job as a typological figure, whose experience of suffering leading to glory was meant to portray the work of Christ, and provide assurance and comfort to all who bear affliction in faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532608339
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

C.J. Williams is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Pastor of Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Civilization from Towson University, Maryland. He and his wife, Sherri, have five children and reside in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard C. Gamble vii

Preface ix

1 What is Typology? 1

2 Typology in the Book of Job 9

3 The Messianic Trajectory 16

4 The Man from Uz 24

5 The Trial Begins 31

6 The Poetry of Suffering 39

7 The Role of Job's Friends 49

8 Royal and Priestly Imagery 57

9 The Mediator Foreseen 64

10 The Soliloquy of the Last Adam 74

11 Out of the Whirlwind 81

12 What the Book of Job Means Today 90

Bibliography 97

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"A winsome invitation to navigate a 'Messianic trajectory' involving 'the man from Uz,' this fresh study from C.J. Williams links such theological concepts as typology and Christology together with illustrative images like a covered bridge—actual and depicted. Anchored firmly in theology yet breathing with clarity, this pleasant volume shows how Job's vicissitudes of life echo in anticipation of the Christ who descended from heavenly privilege only to be taken once again into eternal glory."

—Jonathan M. Watt, Professor of Biblical Studies, Geneva College and the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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