Time apparently around 1600 B.C.
Job is the first poetic book of the Old Testament.
The book reads like a play. It relates the anguish of the
righteous man Job as he and his friends struggle to explain
the affliction which has befallen him and has stripped him
of his wealth, his family, and his health. The dialogue
continues between Job and his friends as each presents his
opinion on the reasons behind such troubles. God eventually
intervenes and Job is restored to health and prosperity
after he submits to Godís supremecy.
of Job Chapter 1 v 1 to 2 v 13
v 1 to 5
v 6 to 2 v 10
v 11 to 13
of Jobís three friends