can hinder me, for I am the king of this land."
Job, or, as he is sometimes called, Jobab, was, indeed, king
of Edom, the land wherein wicked plans are concocted
against God, wherefore it is called also Uz, "counsel."
The voice continued to speak. It made itself known as
that of an archangel of God, and revealed to Job that he
would bring down the enmity of Satan upon himself by the
destruction of the idol, and much suffering with it. However,
if he remained steadfast under them, God would
change his troubles into joys, his name would become celebrated
throughout the generations of mankind, and he would
have a share in the resurrection to eternal life. Job replied
to the voice: "Out of love of God I am ready to endure all