Bruce Metzger called the book of Job folktale

Bruce Metzger who also was on the American Bible society called the book of Job “folktale”. Obviously he did not believe the bible. In the notes on Job in the New Oxford Annotated bible there is a note:

“The ancient folktale of a patient Job (1.1-2.13; 42.7-17; Jas. 5.11) circulated orally among oriental sages in the second millennium B.C. and was probably written down in Hebrew at the time of David and Solomon or a century later (about 1000-800 B.C.).”

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