Introduction to Job

19 Mar 2020 Book of Job

Name: Job

Division: Old Testament

Category: Wisdom

Purpose: To demonstrate God’s sovereignty and the meaning of true faith. It addresses the question, “Why do the righteous suffer?”

Book No in BIBLE: 18

In Old Testament: 18

In Wisdom: 1

No. of Chapters: 42

No. of Verses: 1070

Author: Unknown

Date Written: Unknown

Place of Writing: Unknown

History Covered:Unknown

Audience: People of Israel

Job Statistics

Based on its weight of 42 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and Wisdom. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in Wisdom: 243

  • % of Job

Key Verse

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. (2:3)

Key People


Eliphaz the Temanite

Bildad the Shuhite

Zophar the Naamathite

Elihu the Buzite

Key Places