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Job
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wealthy and pious man from the land of Uz (Job 1:1). The main character in the book of the Bible bearing his name. The meaning of Job’s name is uncertain. He is mentioned in the book of Ezekiel as one of three great examples of righteousness, along with Daniel and Noah (Ezekiel 14:14, 20). For further information on Job, see these articles: Job, Book of; Job, Book of, Critical Issues.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Job
Job (אִיּוֹב‎, iyyov; Ἰώβ, Iōb). A wealthy and pious man from the land of Uz (Job 1:1). The main character in the book of the Bible bearing his name. The meaning of Job’s name is uncertain. He is mentioned in the book of Ezekiel as one of three great examples of righteousness, along with Daniel and Noah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Job (Person)
Job (Person). 1. kjv rendering of Iob, an alternate form of Jashub, Issachar’s third son, in Genesis 46:13.See Jashub #1.2. Central character of the Book of Job. The intense suffering endured by Job provides the framework for the main theme of the book, which deals with the role of suffering in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Job (Person)
JOB (Person)1. kjv rendering of Iob, an alternate form of Jashub, Issachar’s third son, in Genesis 46:13. See Jashub #1.2. Central character of the book of Job. The intense suffering endured by Job provides the framework for the main theme of the book, which deals with the role of suffering in the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Job
JOB. Although the semipoetic character of the Prologue-Epilogue of the book of Job and the poetry of the central discourses suggest that not all features of the Joban history are described with prosaic literalness, nevertheless the narrative of Job and his experiences is history not fiction. This conclusion
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Job
JOB (Heb. ’iyyôḇ). Apart from the book bearing his name and the passing references to him in Ezk. 14:14, 20; Jas. 5:11 we have no reliable information about Job. It is impossible to show that the Jewish, Christian and Muslim legends about Job (the latter summarized in W. B. Stevenson, The Poem of Job,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Job
Job (persecuted), the third son of Issachar, Gen. 46:13, called in another genealogy Jashub. 1 Chron. 7:1.
Job
Job, the patriarch, from whom one of the books of the Old Testament is named. His residence in the land of Uz marks him as belonging to a branch of the Aramean race, which had settled in the lower part of Mesopotamia (probably to the south or southeast of Palestine, in Idumean Arabia), adjacent to the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Job
JOB. For the character in the book that bears his name, see Job, Book of; for the Job referred to in the KJV of Gen. 46:13, see the article Jashub.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Job
Jobpersecuted, an Arabian patriarch who resided in the land of Uz (q.v.). While living in the midst of great prosperity, he was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of sore trials that fell upon him. Amid all his sufferings he maintained his integrity. Once more God visited him with the rich tokens of his
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Job
JOB [jobe] — the name of two men in the Old Testament:1. The third son of Issachar, and founder of a tribal family, the Jashubites (Gen. 46:13). He is also called Jashub (Num. 26:24; 1 Chr. 7:1).2. The central personality of the Book of Job. He was noted for his perseverance (James 5:11) and unwavering
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JOB
JOB<job> ([אִיּוֹב‎, ’iyobh], meaning of name doubtful; some conjecturing “object of enmity,” others “he who turns,” etc., to God; both uncertain guesses; [ Ἰώβ, Iob]): The titular hero of the Book of Job, represented as a wealthy and pious land-holder who lived in patriarchal times, or at least
Bible Characters, Volume 3 (Ahithophel–Nehemiah)
Job
LIXJobTHE greatest of all the men of the East, as Job afterwards became, he began his life with having nothing. In his own lowly-minded words, Job was at one time poor even to nakedness. When he was at the top of his shining prosperity, and when he suddenly lost it all in one day, his utter desolation
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Job
Job.—Biblical personage of whom we know very little. He was an Arabian, remarkable for a holy life. The fact of his riches, consisting in flocks and pasturage, and his acting as priest in his own family, places him, certainly, in the patriarchal times, though there are some who think he was a contemporary
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Keziah Daughter
Jemimah Daughter
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