Pseudepigrapha / Testament of Job
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Date: 75-50 B.C.E.
Description: In the style of a Jewish folktale, the Testament of Job elaborates upon the Book of Job making Job a king in Egypt. 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. The Testament of Job contains all the characters familiar in the Book of Job, with a more prominent role for Job's wife, given the name Sitidos, and many parallels to Christian beliefs that Christian readers find, such as intercession with God and forgiveness.
Spittler, Russel P. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Doubleday, 1983