Abraham or Job


Among gentiles, Job is considered to be the most righteous. He was pious enough not to say any blasphemy even during his suffering. However, Job’s descendants are not under the eternal covenant. It is Abraham’s descendants who are covenantal people. Why was Abraham chosen, instead of Job? What was the spiritual superiority over Job?



  1. The Rabbis describe Abraham’s greatness as his ability to find God by himself. Abraham had no exposure whatsoever to Monotheism until he was fifty years old. Until then, he had to investigate and explore all the various belief systems in the world until he found God. That is what set Abraham aside from all the other figures in the Bible, and it was that tenacity and that focus on the truth that made Abraham the founding forefather of the Jewish Nation.

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