Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.
Job could say that presents Christ as our Redeemer , » I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall be my lawyer here on earth » ( 19:25 NIV version ) . Job sees him as the » Goel » , which is the kinsman redeemer and not a distant God and strange.
The book takes its name from the main character, Job. It is not clear the meaning of the word » Job» , although some scholars think that means » object of enmity » or «the returning ( to God ) » . Should be considered merely as a common name back then and meaningless.
Date and background events
There are indications that lived Job in patriarchal period and perhaps was contemporary of Abraham. Alusi6n No one in the book to life and misi6n of Israel , the covenant , the tabernacle and the priesthood. We will see the patriarchal conditions in which the family is the social and communal .
Like the patriarchs described in Genesis, Job and Family head priest and intercessor serves .
Worship is limited to its most primordial religious rites in a simple way (see 1:5, 42:8 ) .
All this presupposes a time prior to the organization of Israel as a nation.
The reference to cattle as wealth of Job, also seems to indicate the time before the founding of the great empires in Mesopotamia. If it was written in that period , is the oldest book of the Bible .