Suffering and hope
In scientific theology, the genesis of the very different text parts in the Book of Job is highly controversial. The text itself is about a pious patriarch of the Arab land. However, historical-critical biblical scholars consider this to be fiction. They believe that the text was created by one author as a unit. With a textual analysis of the history of origins, however, Agus Santoso arrives with this book at the conclusion that the text was written by different authors in different times. The Book of Job is made up of very different literary layers, written by the different faiths and gradually canonised. There is no doubt that the final text, despite its longer history, is a planned composition. Moreover, the studies of the history of tradition have essentially been devoted to two elements in the Book of Job: prophetic and wisdom. In this investigation it is still asked whether there is the third element in the Book of Job, i.e. the apocalyptic element. Agus Santoso finds it very surprising that there is an apocalyptic stage in the editing of the Book of Job. This book has been translated with Artificial Intelligence.