Many avid readers consider the story of Job to be the most difficult and challenging text in all of the Bible. The book’s complexity doesn’t stem from unreadable language. In fact, the text is masterfully crafted with rich poetic imagery and philosophical rhetoric. Rather, the complexity stems from the fact that most readers regard the story as an allegory or a parable wherein Job functions as a symbol to guide believers under trial. In the story, God grants Job with good fortune: an ideal family, good health, and abundant riches. Job is grateful and doesn’t take his fortune for granted, but his devotion provokes the envy of Satan, who asks God for permission to tempt his devoted follower.