It appears that Job was the first book written in the Bible – written before Moses gave us the book of Genesis.
It is possible that Job was the son of Issachar, listed among the 70 people who accompanied Jacob into Egypt at the invitation of Joseph in Genesis 46: 13: “And the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.”
If so, then Job was written during the years of Egyptian bondage as a comfort to the suffering Israelites – assuring them that someday, God would redeem them from their plight.
J.R. Church tells you who he was, where he lived, and what his story means for Israel and you. The book is a prophecy fulfilled throughout the history of the human race. Job represents the “Chosen People” who have suffered one calamity after another throughout history – The cruelty of Egypt, the Assyrian Captivity of 722 B.C., the Babylonian Captivity of 606 B.C., and the Roman oppression during the first century. Follow the story in this lecture given before a live audience.