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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[After Job.]

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

[Hebrew ’iyyôb; see ℵb in Semitic roots.]

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Hebrew אִיּוֹב (iyobh, "hated"), from אָיַב (ayyabh, "he was hostile to").

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