Book of Job
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Some people think that President Obama's tough times echoed Job's. We can all agree that Job resonates far outside of its originally intended audience. This one is deeply embedded in Western thought.
Get this: actor Paul Giamatti and others read the Book of Job to help the Joplin community cope with its communal loss after it was devastated by tornadoes. It's no wonder Job has remained so relevant for so long
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This modern day interpretation of Job as a Danish dramedy involves a neo-Nazi who has beef with a priest. Hmmm.
Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain take on some of the questions posed by Job in this 2011 drama. You'll either love it or hate it—either way, Job is all over it.
This Coen brothers film puts Job in a Jewish community in Minnesota. The main character has misery heaped upon him, and his reactions aren't that different from the biblical Job's. God may not show up in the end, but the wisest man in the room sings the Temptations. Six of one, right?
Could Job have been based on an ancient Mesopotamian legend? It's possible.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, a small ancient library unearthed in Israel, contained an Aramaic translation of Job. Thank you, archeology!
How do you like God's look in this one? Nice shades, right?
Job probably couldn't read, so why not listen?
You can't get more Jamaican Job than this.
He looks glum here, but we guess that's the point of the book. We're not sure a smiling Job would really do the trick.