The existence of evil in the world represents one of the most complex problems for those who believe in God. Here, a range of Jewish and Christian contributors examine the issue of evil in the Bible and its impact on Judaism and Christianity from a variety of perspectives. For example, how has Jewish mysticism explained evil, and what were Luther's thoughts on the topic? The dialogue between specialists from different fields allows a broad overview of this problematic issue. This is volume 366 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.
Henning Graf Reventlow is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, University of the Ruhr, Bochum, Germany. Y. Hoffman is an Emeritus Professor of Bible at Tel-Aviv University. He has published books on various biblical topics such as: of the Exodus; Prophecies Against Foreign nations; The book of Job; recently he has published a 2 volumes' commentary on the Book of Jeremiah.