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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, an upright man whose faith in God survived the test of repeated calamities.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  • proper n. A male given name
  • proper n. An Old Testament character.


Hebrew 'iyyôb; see אb in Semitic roots.
After Job.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew אִיּוֹב (iyobh, "hated"), from אָיַב (ayyabh, "he was hostile to"). (Wiktionary)



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