The Book of Job is the first poetic book in the Christian Old Testament and addresses the theme of God’s justice in the face of human suffering or more simply, “Why do the righteous suffer?”  It is widely considered one of the greatest poems in ancient and modern times.  Some have attributed authorship to Moses written around 700 BC.  However, since a large number of words and forms used in job are found nowhere else in the Bible, many feel the author should be considered anonymous.  Ancient copies of Job were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls.