People Projects Discussions Surnames [35], The city of Urfa (ancient Adma', later Edessa) in the Şanlıurfa Province, or Harran region of southeastern Turkey, also claims to be the location at which Job underwent his ordeal in a cave. The Hebrew Book of Job is part of Ketuvim ("Writings") of the Jewish Bible.

[d] He fell to the ground and worshiped, 21 saying: Naked I came from my mother’s womb,(M)and naked I will leave this life. Instead, he was healed and given an even larger wealth.

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Job's wife (ib. 10 Haven’t You placed a hedge around(G) him, his household, and everything he owns?

And these were the kings who reigned in Edom, which country he also ruled over: first, Balac, the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dennaba: but after Balac, Jobab, who is called Job, and after him Asom, who was governor out of the country of Thaeman: and after him Adad, the son of Barad, who destroyed Madiam in the plain of Moab; and the name of his city was Gethaim.

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Job and His Comforters, Luca Giordano c.a. God removes Job's protection and gives permission to the angel to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health (but not his life). 1 There was a man in the country of Uz named Job.

In addition to the brief descriptions of Job's narrative, the Qur'an further mentions Job twice in the lists of those whom God had given special guidance, wisdom and inspiration (IV: 163) and as one of the men who received authority, the Book and the gift of prophethood (VI:84). Despite his difficult circumstances, he does not curse God, but rather curses the day of his birth. Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee.

This man is described in the Syriac book as living in the land of Ausis, on the borders of Idumea and Arabia: and his name before was Jobab; and having taken an Arabian wife, he begot a son whose name was Ennon.

3 His estate included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very large number of servants. It was there God rewarded him with a fountain of youth that removed whatever illnesses he had, and gave him back his youth.

Job is further mentioned in the Talmud as follows:[11]. The narrative goes on to state that after many years of suffering, God ordered Job to "Strike with thy foot!".


Job speaking to his wife, as depicted by Georges de La Tour, The examination of Job, Satan pours on the plagues of Job, by William Blake. The water is considered to be miraculously curing. [36] The tomb of Job is located outside the city of Urfa.

[20] The narrative frame of Job's story in Islam is similar to the Hebrew Bible story but, in Islam, the emphasis is paid to Job remaining steadfast to God and there is no record of his bitterness or defiance,[21] or mention of lengthy discussions with friends.