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Book of Job
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The story of a righteous man’s suffering, apparently as a result of a heavenly wager between God and “the Satan.” Job debated issues of reward and punishment with four friends and was eventually vindicated by God.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Job, Book of
Job, Book of (איוב‎, 'ywb). The story of a righteous man’s suffering, apparently as a result of a heavenly wager between God and “the Satan.” Job debated issues of reward and punishment with four friends and was eventually vindicated by God.
Job, Book of, Critical Issues
Job, Book of, Critical Issues This article goes into further detail regarding literary analysis, textual issues, dating, composition, the history of interpretation, and theological themes of the book of Job.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Job, Book of
JOB, BOOK OF. A book in the third division of the Hebrew Bible (the “Writings”) that recounts the story of Job, a righteous man whose motives for being righteous are tested through a series of personal tragedies and sufferings. When three old friends arrive to console him, they all engage in a dialogue
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Job
Job jōb. This book is named after its leading character, as are the books of Ruth, Ezra, and Nehemiah. It describes Job’s trial and his struggle to be vindicated by God. I. Name II. Place in the Canon III. Text and Language IV. Date V. Background and Literary Parallels VI. ContentA. Prologue
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Job, Book of
JOB, BOOK OF Old Testament book belonging to the scriptural category called the Writings.PreviewAuthorDateBackgroundPurpose and Theological TeachingContentAncient Greek Text of Job Job Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 3522 (first century AD)Author The question of the authorship of the book of Job
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Job, Book Of
Job (johb), book of, the third book of the Writings section, or Ketuvim, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), where it is placed after Proverbs; it is the first poetic book of the Christian ot, found after Esther and before Psalms. The book is anonymous. It is named after the main character of the book, a wealthy
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Job, Book of (Writing)
JOB, BOOK OFBackgroundThere was a rich ancient literature devoted to probing the mystery of human life and particularly to discovering the relation of cultic fidelity to material prosperity. The literary motif of the problem of the righteous sufferer was treated in Sumerian literature at least as early
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Job, Book Of
Job, Book ofAn extensive work of prose and poetry found in the Writings of the OT. The book recounts the moving story of a righteous individual who incurs horrendous suffering, is castigated by his friends, challenges God, and is finally vindicated and restored. Although the book is commonly associated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Job, Book of (Writing)
JOB [jōb] (Heb. ˒îyôḇ), BOOK OF.† In the English versions, the eighteenth book of the Old Testament and the first of the poetical books; in the Hebrew canon, the second of the Writings. The book recounts the trials and resultant crisis of faith experienced by Job of Uz.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Job, Book Of
JOB, BOOK OF One of the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament; a dramatic, didactic poem consisting mainly of several dialogues between Job and his friends. It describes an innocent man’s experience of suffering and asks the difficult question: How can the just suffer if God is just? In the end, only faith
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Job, Book of
Job, Book of. The main portion of the Book, which is in poetical form, is preceded by a prose Prologue (1 and 2) and is followed by a prose Epilogue (42:7–17). Discussions between Job and his three ‘friends’, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, appear in three cycles (3–14, 15–21, 22–31), culminating in an
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