Time of Writing:
According to the way of Job's nomadic living (1:3
) and the way he offered the burnt offering for his children, it seems that this book was written at the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (1:5
; Gen. 22:13
), about 2000 B.C., five hundred years before Moses wrote the Pentateuch.
Place of Writing:
The land of Uz (1:1
), an area associated with Edom (Lam. 4:21
), west of the Arabian desert.
Time Period Covered:
The period of time that this book covers cannot be determined with accuracy; however, after his trials Job lived another 140 years (42:16
); making the period of this book close to two hundred years, somewhere around 2000 B.C.