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Persecuted, an Arabian patriarch who resided in the land of Uz (q.v.). While living in the midst of great prosperity, he was suddenly overwhelmed by a series of sore trials that fell upon him. Amid all his sufferings he maintained his integrity. Once more God visited him with the rich tokens of his goodness and even greater prosperity than he had enjoyed before. He survived the period of trial for one hundred and forty years, and died in a good old age, an example to succeeding generations of integrity (Ezekiel 14:14, 20) and of submissive patience under the sorest calamities (James 5:11). His history, so far as it is known, is recorded in his book.
he that weeps or cries
1. A man who dwelt in Uz
Visited by Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar as comforters
Complaints of, and replies by his three friends to
Replied to by God
Later blessings and riches of
2. See Jashub, 1
1. (persecuted), the third son of Issachar, (Genesis 46:13) called in another genealogy JASHUB. (1 Chronicles 7:1)
2. the patriarch, from whom one of the books of the Old Testament is named. His residence in the land of Uz marks him as belonging to a branch of the Aramean race, which had settled in the lower part of Mesopatamia (Probably to the south or southeast of Palestine, in Idumean Arabia), adjacent to the Sabeans and Chaldeans. The opinions of Job and his friends are thus peculiarly interesting as exhibiting an aspect of the patriarchal religion outside of the family of Abraham, and as yet uninfluenced by the legislation of Moses. The form of worship belongs essentially to the early patriarchal type; with little of ceremonial ritual, without a separate priesthood, it is thoroughly domestic in form and spirit. Job is represented as a chieftain of immense wealth and high rank, blameless in all the relations of life. What we know of his history is given in the book that bears his name.
3. In "Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim" was Absalom's sheepfarm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. (2 Samuel 13:23) There is no clue to its situation.
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)
JOB, noun [of unknown origin, but perhaps allied to chop, primarily to strike or drive.]
1. A piece of work; any thing to be done, whether of more or less importance. The carpenter or mason undertakes to build a house by the job The erection of Westminster bridge was a heavy job; and it was a great job to erect Central wharf, in Boston. The mechanic has many small jobs on hand.
2. A lucrative business; an undertaking with a view to profit.
No cheek is known to blush nor heart to throb,
Save when they lose a question or a job
3. A sudden stab with a pointed instrument. [This seems to be nearly the original sense.]
To do the job for one, to kill him.
JOB, verb transitive To strike or stab with a sharp instrument.
1. To drive in a sharp pointed instrument.
JOB, verb intransitive To deal in the public stocks; to buy and sell as a broker.
The judge shall job the bishop bite the town,
and mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.