This article explores the formation of Job's character in the book of Job, especially as it relates to his relationship with Yahweh, from the perspective of character ethics. It follows the book of Job diachronically in order to consider the roles of Job's initial character, his suffering, his interaction with his friends, and God's appearance in the process of character formation. Focusing on Job's "reverence for Yahweh" and other relational concepts, special attention is given to how Job's perceptions, intentions, and virtues change and finally allow him to persevere and even grow through his suffering. The article closes by investigating reverence for Yahweh as a metaphor for character ethics in Job and relates this to contemporary character ethics, especially moral formation and its relation to community.

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