I second this. Job is one of the hardest books to preach through. It is repetitive (from a preaching standpoint) and has "cycles" that almost require you to preach through 1-3 chapters at a time.Helpful list from Ligonier https://www.ligonier.org/blog/top-5-commentaries-on-the-book-of-job/
I personally like the commentary by Hywell Jones (EP Study series).
What happened there, the congregation failed to enter into the book of Psalms due to unbelief? ;-)
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Caryl had one of the largest puritan churches of the day. If memory serves me, he had almost 600 people when he began preaching Job. That is astoundingly big for his day. But, alas, 40 years in the same book brought his church down to about a dozen once he was done.
Hard to believe he preached only from Job for 40 years. There must be more to it than that.
Not that Im aware.
Even one other book published was this:
A directory for the afflicted: being select extracts from the first fourteen chapters of the Rev. Joseph Caryl's commentary on the book of Job
A big AMEN to the sermons from Calvin. I have an edition from Banner of Truth, which is a facsimile of the english translation of the original sermons. Not only was it of benefit to me to understand Job, but also to see the pastoral heart of Calvin.I agree with Durham and would also add Calvin’s lectures on Job.
I found what I was looking for in Joel R. Beeke and Randall J. Pederson's introduction to the 12-volume set:
"Believing that the Book of Job was extremely relevant to the times, Caryl preached from it 424 times over a period of 24 years [not 40! - RZ], averaging 10 sermons per chapter. It has been said that his congregation dwindled significantly because he preached at such length from the Book of Job. History, however, affords no evidence to confirm this report; besides, one must bear in mind that, over those 24 years, Caryl only preached an average of 3 sermons on Job every 2 months." (Volume 1, page v).
So, yes, Caryl preached from other parts of Scripture over those 24 years if he averaged only 3 Job sermons every 2 months.