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Brian R. Doak

Brian R. Doak is assistant professor of biblical studies and faculty fellow in the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. His first book, The Last of the Rephaim: Conquest and Cataclysm in the Heroic Ages of Ancient Israel, was published in 2013, and he is co-author of The Bible: Ancient Context and Ongoing Community (2014).

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Release date: 
November 1, 2014

Brian R. Doak observes that the book of Job, more than any other book in the Bible, uses metaphors drawn from the natural world, especially of plants and animals, as raw material for thinking about human suffering. Doak argues that Job should be viewed as an anthropological "ground zero" for the traumatic definition of the post-exilic human self in ancient Israel.