Job: 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.