Edward L. Greenstein, Professor of Biblical Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, is a veteran scholar of Biblical and ancient Near Eastern language and literature. He has been studying and publishing on the Book of Job for many years and will soon be completing an annotated translation of Job, to be published by Yale University Press. He has published over thirty articles on Job, most of which will be collected in a volume entitled Radical Rhetoric. He is also writing full commentaries on Job in Hebrew and English. In his talk he will discuss the special challenges confronting the translator of Job–linguistic, textual, poetic-rhetorical, and especially conceptual. Job thinks “out of the box,” and most commentators and translators have difficulty in getting their heads around Job’s idiosyncratic manner of thinking. Several examples will illustrate this claim.