The Book of Job is not about a historical person. The book begins with the Biblical equivalent of “long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.” We should look on the book as the equivalent to a novel, a story designed to make a point. The book seems to have been written as the Jewish people were experiencing exile. At first they believed that so much goodness earns you so much blessing and so much evil, so much distress. But they experienced that bad things happen to good people. In the book, Job response to this is basically to say “God is smarter than I am so I’ll just have to trust in God’s plan.” Does that response work for you?