Job (6thC BC-)

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Job is the central character in an ancient story written down as the Book of Job in either the fifth or sixth century B.C. This work is acclaimed as one of the great masterpieces of early literature and a fundamental commentary on the human condition. Job is a man afflicted with numerous personal trials and travails, but he insists, against the assertions of his friends, that he has done no wrong, that is to say, that he has not sinned against God. He struggles with the eternal question, "Why me?" The tension is resolved when Job converses directly with God and is led to conclude that the Lord's intentions and ways in the world are purposeful but beyond the ultimate comprehension of mankind.


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