Testament of Job
The Testament of Job is a book of which the earliest surviving manuscript is in Coptic, of the 5th century; other early surviving manuscripts are in Greek and Old Slavonic. In folk-tale manner in the style of Jewish aggada, it elaborates upon the Book of Job making Job a king in Egypt. Like many other Old Testament apocrypha, it gives the narrative a framing-tale of Job's last illness, in which he calls together his sons and daughters to give them his final instructions and exhortations; with a more prominent role for Stidos, Job's wife, and many parallels to Christian beliefs that Christian readers find, such as intercession with God and forgiveness.
Year: 100 BC
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