Job is a perplexing book. Ask someone the story of Job and the chances are they’ll have the basic structure down, but having 42 chapters seems a little unnecessary, right? And aren’t there dinosaurs in there? And isn’t it weird that God allows Satan to do whatever he wants to Job? Isn’t that unfair? And why is it so long? I’m often drawn to study the more mysterious biblical books, probably because those are ones that I need the most help making sense of! It’s for this reason that I was delighted to read Tremper Longman III’s Job commentary in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.