Job the Prophet

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Job is the central character of the Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible. The Book of Job begins with an introduction to Job's character — he is described as a blessed man who lives righteously. Satan challenges Job's integrity, proposing to God that Job serves him simply because God protects him. God removes Job's protection, allowing Satan to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health in order to tempt Job to curse God. Despite his difficult circumstances, he does not curse God, but rather curses the day of his birth. And although he protests his ####plight and pleads for an explanation, he stops short of accusing God of injustice.

Job in Judaism
A clear majority of Rabbinical Torah scholars saw Job as having existed; an actual historical figure. He was seen as a real and powerful figure.
Job in Christianity
Christianity accepts the Book of Job as canon in the Old Testament and thus contains the same information regarding Job as discussed above in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, Job is mentioned in the New Testament: the Epistle of James 5:11 cites Job as an example of perseverance in suffering.
Job in Islam
In the Qur'an, which is written in Arabic, Job is known as Ayoub and considered a prophet in Islam. In the Arabic language the name of Job is symbolic of the virtue of patience, though it does not mean patience in itself.
The tomb of Job is believed to be situated in Jabal Qara outside the city of Salalah in Southern Oman.

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