Job (biblical figure)

Job (/b/ JOHB; Hebrew: אִיּוֹב 'Iyyōḇ; Greek: ἸώβIṓb) is the central figure of the Book of Job in the Bible. In rabbinical literature, Job is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles.[1] In Islam, Job (Arabic: أيوب, romanized: Ayyūb) is also considered a prophet.

Job
Job by Léon Bonnat (1880)
Prophet, Righteous
Venerated inJudaism
Christianity
Islam
Druze
Major shrineTomb of Job
Feast
AttributesOften depicted as a man tested by God
Patronage
Major worksBook of Job

Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is suddenly beset with horrendous disasters that take away all he holds dear—a scenario intended to test Job's faith in God. Struggling mightily to understand this situation, Job reflects on his despair but consistently remains devout.