The Book of Job is a book in the Ketuvim ("Writings") section of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), and the first poetic book in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Addressing the problem of theodicy – the vindication of the justice of God in the light of humanity's suffering – it is a rich theological work setting out a variety of perspectives. It has been widely praised for its literary qualities, with Alfred Lord Tennyson calling it "the greatest poem of ancient and modern times".
|Days should speak, and multitudes of years should teach wisdom.||Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions|
|Evil does not grow out of the soil, nor does mischief spring from the ground. Only man is born to do mischief, just as sparks fly upward.||Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest|
|For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|
|Man is born to labor.||Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|With the ancient [person] is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.||Elderly, Aging. Old Age, Social Security & Pensions|