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Is joban the adjectival form of the name Job?




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Answer: yes

That which pertains to Job is joban. Similarly, That which pertains to the prophet Isaiah is isaianic, and that which pertains to Noah is noachid.

For example: "Nor is Safire reticent to apply Joban categories to political leaders, including Richard Nixon, George Bush, and that most incongruous theologian of politics, Gary Hart." (from a review of "The First Dissident: The Book of Job in Today's Politics" in the National Review, March 29, 1993 by Jerold S. Auerbach


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