Job (biblical figure)
Job (// JOHB; Hebrew: אִיּוֹב – 'Iyyōḇ; Greek: Ἰώβ – Iṓb) 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. In Islam, Job (Arabic: أيوب, romanized: Ayyūb) is also considered a prophet.
|Major shrine||Tomb of Job|
|Attributes||Often depicted as a man tested by God|
|Major works||Book 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.