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Book of Job

Book of Job

What’s Up With the Title?

The title of this book is one of the very few cases where the Bible just says what it means—no deceptive advertising here. "Job" (pronounced y-obe) means hate or persecution in Hebrew. Makes a good amount of sense to us. Just like any good superhero—Spiderman, Superman, Aquaman—Job's name tells us a little bit about his story.

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