Job in Christianity


From Job in Judaism

Christian views

Christianity accepts the Book of Job as canon in its Old Testament. In addition, Job is mentioned in the New Testament of the Christian Bible: the Epistle of James James 5:11paraphrases Job as an example of patience in suffering.

Job’s declaration, “I know that my redeemer liveth”, Job 19:25 is considered by some Christians to be a proto-Christian reference to Christ as the Redeemer, and is the basis of several Christian hymns, as well as the opening scene of Part III of Handel’s Messiah. However, Jewish bible commentators and scholars point out that Job “insists on a divine hearing in his lifetime”, cf. Job 16:19–22.[19]

He is commemorated by the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in their Calendar of Saints on May 9, by the Roman Catholic Church on May 10 (pre-1969 calendar), and by the Eastern Orthodox Church on May 6.

He is also commemorated by the Armenian Apostolic Church on May 6 and December 26, and by the Coptic Orthodox Church on April 27 and August 29.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also confirms the existence of Job: “Thou art not yet as Job; thy friends do not contend against thee, neither charge thee with transgression, as they did Job” (D&C 121:10). Latter-day Saints hold in high esteem the life, example and righteousness of Job, and consider him a model of perseverance and endurance to the end.


Source: Job (biblical figure) – Wikipedia. 2018. Job (biblical figure) – Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Job_(biblical_figure)#Christian_views. [Accessed 29 August 2018].

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About Andrew Blair

Living in Maroubra Australia. Carer for my wife Jessica. Simple web designer and Administrator; photographer, artist and theologian. In 2016 I had been Ordained to the Priesthood by a Celtic Catholic Bishop, I had the mistaken idea that the church might be changed from within. That was not to be. We attend the Uniting Church in Maroubra Junction where we are very happy. My greatest desire is to serve God in the capacity of an Interfaith dialoguer since this sees to be my calling since 1997.

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