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Job (“Iyov”) is the third book of the section in the Hebrew Bible called Writings. It opens with Satan convincing God to test the faith of the righteous and wealthy Job by striking him with tragedy. This spurs conversations between Job and his friends about why the righteous suffer, with Job vacillating between acceptance and anger. God ultimately speaks to Job, explaining that a human’s ability to understand God’s ways is limited. The book ends with Job building a new family and estate.