Job

he that weeps or cries

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 Mesopatamia (Probably to the south or southeast of Palestine, in Idumean Arabia), adjacent to the […]

This book has given rise to much discussion and criticism, some believing the book to be strictly historical; others a religious fiction; others a composition based upon facts. By some the authorship of the work was attributed to Moses, but it is very uncertain. Luther first suggested the theory which, in some form or other, […]

Job

-1. A man who lived in Uz Job 1:1 .Righteousness of Job 1:1,5,8; 2:3; Eze 14:14,20 .Riches of Job 1:3 .Trial of, by affliction of Satan Job 1:13-19; 2:7-10 .Fortitude of Job 1:20-22; 2:10; Jas 5:11 .Visited by Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar as comforters Job 2:11-13 .Complaints of, and replies by his three friends to […]

Job

Job

Persecuted, 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 goodness and […]

A great diversity of opinion exists as to the authorship of this book. From internal evidence, such as the similarity of sentiment and language to those in the Psalms and Proverbs (see Ps. 88 and 89), the prevalence of the idea of “wisdom,” and the style and character of the composition, it is supposed by […]