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The Book of Job ( /ˈdʒoʊb/; Hebrew: אִיוֹב‎ ʾ iyobh), commonly referred to simply as Job, is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. It relates the story of Job, his trials at the hands of Satan, his discussions with friends on the origins and nature of his suffering, his challenge to God, and finally a response from God. The book is a didactic poem set in a prose frame. The over-riding and oft-asked question asked in the book of Job is, "Why do the righteous suffer?"[1]

Scroll of the Book of Job in Hebrew.
The book of Job has been included in lists of the greatest books in world literature.[2] Contents [hide] * 1 Contents * 1.1 Summary * 1.2 Structure * 1.2.1 Speech cycles * 1.3 Speeches of Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar * 1.4 Speeches of Job * 1.5 Speech of Elihu * 1.6 God's response * 2 Satan * 3 Job's wife * 4 Composition * 4.1 Origin and textual history * 4.2 The "Job Motif" in earlier literature * 4.3 Later interpolations and additions * 4.4 Talmudic tradition * 5 Dissenting/Speculative Wisdom * 6 In Judaism * 7 In Christianity * 7.1 Messianic anticipation in the book * 7.2 Liturgical use * 8 Middle Eastern folk traditions on Job * 9 References to Ayyub (Job) in the Qur'an * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 Bibliography * 12.1 Commentaries on Job * 12.2 General * 13 Further reading * 14 External links |
The book of Job tells the story of an extremely righteous man named Job, who is very prosperous and has seven sons and three…...

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