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“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil" (Job 1:1).




600 BCE – 500 BCE

A major book of "the wisdom literature" of the Hebrew Testament, of unknown authorship, probably written during or soon after the Babylonian Exile (6th cent. BCE). The book questions the justice of a God who was expected to offer protection and prosperity in return for loyalty and obedience.


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