Book of Job

Question
Dear Respected Rabbi, Shalom! I came across a disturbing statement in one of the “Jewish” portals that the Blessed Book of Job is a fiction. What is the Rabbinical stand/perspective on the Book of Job as regards the authenticity of the events recorded in it? Shall be obliged to receive your clarification.
, 10 months

Answers

  1. Fiction? No, not fiction. There is a debate in the Talmud as to whether Job actually existed or if the Book of Job is a work that teaches us the fundamentals of belief in God and how to grapple with difficulties and tragedies in one’s life.

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