JOB (Job 1: 1-5, 13-22) The Book Of Job I. Background of the story The story is derived from one of the books of Hebrew Bible, the Book of Job. It relates the story of Job, who was not Jewish, and in Jewish tradition is the son of Utz, who was the son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham.
The Book of Job is a great example of God allowing suffering because Job's faith and loyalty to God amidst evil allowed him to get through the suffering and receive many more blessings. Even though Job lost everything and was ill he did not turn his heart away from God, 'In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong' (Job 1:22).