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What does patience of Job mean?

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patience of Job

To have the patience of Job means to have a great amount of patience.

The idiom has a religious origin. Job was considered a prophet in the Abrahamic Religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. He suffered from horrendous disasters that took away all that he held dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property.


In spite of their extreme poverty, they managed to raise ten children. They really have the patience of Job.

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