Testament of Job, Is it true?


 

  • In assessment of records, if anyone does not align with the Law and Testimony then there is no light in them according to Isaiah 8:20, so the Law and Testimony help assess whether the writer of a record is speaking according to the light or not. The Testament of Job says that his first wife died and he married Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. According to the holy records both of these claims are not true. The book of Job in the Hebrew records do not give any account of Job's first wife dying and records Dinah as the wife of Simeon, the son of Jacob [Jasher 45:2] so she could not have been married to Job.

Jasher 45:2

[2] And Eliuram the wife of Reuben conceived and bare him Hanoch, Palu, Chetzron and Carmi, four sons; and Simeon his brother took his sister for a wife, and she bare unto him Memuel, Yamin, Ohad, Jachin,and Zochar, five sons.

  • Ahayah showed in the book of Tobit that a wife is appointed for a man from the beginning. [Tobit 6:17] Thus Dinah was appointed for Simeon from the beginning.

Tobit 6:17
[17]And the devil shall smell it, and flee away, and never come again any more: but when thou shalt come
to her, rise up both of you, and pray to Alahayim which is merciful, who will have pity on you, and save you:
fear not,
for she is appointed unto thee from the beginning; and thou shalt preserve her, and she shall go
with thee. Moreover I suppose that she shall bear thee children. Now when Tobias had heard these things, he
loved her, and his heart was effectually joined to her.


 

The testament of Job says his wife died with his children, but the Book of Job does not give any account of his wife dying.

Testament of Job 1:6

6 For my first wife died with my other ten children in bitter death.

  • Lets look at the book of Job for the true account.

Job 1:18  

While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 
Job 1:19  

And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

Job 2:9 

 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse Alahayim, and die. 
Job 2:10  

But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of Alahayim, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. 

  • So his children died, not his wife by evidence of Job actually still speaking with her after the children. He also continued to speak her during his affliction

Job 19:17  

My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body. 
 

  • The testament of Job's account does not alight with the testimonies in the holy scriptures in regards to Job's wife to help understand the record is not accurate.

 

The testament of Job alleges that Job of the book of Job was also Job, the advisor of Pharaoh and that he converted at some point.

  • The Hebrew records show that Job was not a convert, nor was he the same Job, adviser to pharaoh, from the book of Jasher. The land of Uz is a common origin of both Job the righteous and Job the unrighteous. Let's identify where that is.

Jasher 10:34
[34]And the children of Aram also went and built themselves a city, and they called the name of the city
Uz after their eldest brother, and they dwell therein; that is
the land of Uz to this day.

  • So we have indication of what" the Land of Uz" is referring to. It was founded by Uz, the son of Aram, the son of Shem. Aram's lot of land given to him by his father Shem was between the Tigris and Euphrates northward of Babylon, known as Mesopotamia today. Now let's look at the two different Jobs' to identify where they are actually from according to bloodline.

1. {Unrighteous Job}

Jasher 66:15
[15]And an officer, one of the king's counsellors, whose name was
Job, from Mesopotamia, in the land of Uz, answered the king, saying,
Jasher 67:24

[24]And the king sent and called his two counsellors Reuel the Midianite and Job the
Uzite
, and they came and sat before the king.

  • He was from Mesopotamia and of the family of Uz, the son of Aram
     

2. {Righteous Job}

Job 1:1,3
[1]There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was
Job; and that man was perfect and upright,
and one that feared Alahayim, and eschewed evil.
[3]His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred
yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the
greatest
of all the men of the east.

  • We see that the unrighteous Job is a Uzite, of the the stock of the children of Uz, from Mesopotamia in the land of Uz. On the other hand, the righteous Job is of "the men of the east" which are the children of Keturah by precept:

Jasher 62:15
[15]And the children of Midian sent to all their brethren the children of the east, and all their brethren, all the
children of Keturah
came to assist Midian to fight with Moab.

  • This shows Job the Uzite and Job of the men of the east are not one and the same person by bloodline to help understand the testament of Job is not accurate.



The testament of Job alleges that Job is an Edomite.

  • The children of the East are not Edomites by precepts, hence Job could not have been an Edomite, because those are two different nation (bloodlines). Lets look at the precepts.

Jasher 57:33
[33]And all Midian and the children of the east betook themselves to flight from the battle, and they left
the children of Seir and fled when they saw that the battle was severe upon them, and the
children of Esau
pursued all the children of the east until they reached their land.
Jasher 58:15
[15]And the
children of Esau sent unto all the children of the east, and they made peace with them, and all
the children of the east came unto them to go with the children of Esau to Egypt to battle.

 

  • The scriptures make a distinction between Esau and Keturah's children to understand they are not the same race and Job is not of the children of Esau. Job was actually an Arab which is the name ascribed to the children of Keturah according to scripture:

Jubilee 20:11-13

[11] And he gave to Ishmael and to his sons, and to the sons of Keturah, gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son. 

[12] and Ishmael and his sons, and the sons of Keturah and their sons, went together and dwelt from Paran to the entering in of Babylon in all the land which is towards the East facing the Desert. 

Jubilee 20:13

[13] And these mingled with each other, and their name was called Arabs, and Ishmaelites.

 

The Testament of Job alleges that Job was the same Jobab, king of Edom

  • One can substantiate the fact that The Children of the East (Keturah) are foreign from the blood and land of the children of Esau by the fact that Esau's children swore not to set a king over them of their brethren or of their land, hence they chose a man of the children of the East named, Jobab, to rule over them, which substantiates that the children of the East were not the same race as the children of Esau.


Jasher 57:38-40
[38]And it came to pass in those days, that the children of Esau resolved to crown a king over them in the
land of which they became possessed. And they said to each other, Not so, for he shall reign over us in our
land, and we shall be under his counsel and he shall fight our battles, against our enemies, and they did so.
[39]And
all the children of Esau swore, saying, That none of their brethren should ever reign over them,
but a strange man who is not of their brethren,
for the souls of all the children of Esau were embittered every
man against his son, brother and friend, on account of the evil they sustained from their brethren when they
fought with the children of Seir.
[40]Therefore the sons of Esau swore, saying,
From that day forward they would not choose a king from
their brethren, but one from a strange land unto this day.

 

  • Jobab the man of the children of the East from land of Botzrah:

Jasher 58:25-26
[25]And all the people of the children of Esau, and the children of the east, returned in shame each unto his
city, for all the mighty men that were with them had fallen in battle.
[26]And when the children of Esau saw that their king had died in battle they hastened and took
a man from
the people of the children of the east; his name was Jobab
the son of Zarach, from the land of Botzrah, and
they caused him to reign over them instead of Bela their king.

 

  • Jobab was from the land of Botzrah, while Job was from the Land of Uz, thus they are not the same person, though they come from the same nation of the children of the East. So the testament of Job is not true from its perspective of Job being an edomite or being the same person as Jobab. Also, Job did not have his name changed from Jobab according to the Law and Testimony in the Hebrew text, though the Greek Septuagint alleges that to be the case. In closing, the testament of Job is not a true account because it does not align with the Law and Testimony in regards to Job.