Job by Léon Bonnat (1880)
|Major shrine||Tomb of Job|
|Attributes||Often depicted as a man tested by God|
|Major works||Book of Job|
Job (// JOHB; Hebrew: אִיּוֹב, Modern: Iyyov, Tiberian: ʾIyyôḇ) is the central figure of the Book of Job in the Bible. In rabbinical literature, Iyov (אִיּוֹב) is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles. In Islam, Job (Arabic: أيّوب, translit. Ayyūb) is considered a prophet.
Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God's permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.