When was the Book of Job Written.
March 23, 2014
Prophet Ezechiel in his teachings told about three righteous men: Noah, Job and Daniel.
” — Prophet Ezekiel, exiled in Babylon, during the 22 years from 593 to 571 BC—”
So one can understand that already 2600 years there has been knowledge about the book of Job among Jewish people .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Ezekiel
He can be one of those wise believing righteous men of East from among them even Abraham was called to his special task in this world. The difference between Abram and Job was only that Job´s purpose for all his righteous living was to have the Divine life straight away now and here in this generation, in daily life. Of cause that is a good thing and the blessings of his righteousness are seen in 3-4 generations after him. He was very busy to see the results of his righteous living direct, and could not understand why it can happen something negative to a man like him, who always is striving to do good works, and God did allow it,at last, too, He really got a good life after many natural catastrophes, accidents, damages and sickness and scolding, nagging occult adviser- friends. God also taught him about the eternal life and His Divine point of view.
But Abraham , first of all tried to find out what God did want with him.
Book of Job can be some kind of parallel history of men of the same time period. becausee one can ask, why God did choose just Abraham. There were so many as righteous men there in the world.