TOMB OF JOB
Of all of the lands and places mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, none lie so far off the beaten path as distant Oman. More than a thousand miles away from the Holy Land, across rugged mountains and nearly impassable deserts, Oman lays claim to a site that could be the oldest of the Abrahamic tradition: the homeland of the Prophet Job. Yet for all of its improbabilities, Salalah’s assertion that Job came from this distant land is strangely,if loosely, supported by certain facts of history and geography. The tradition of Job being a native of southeastern Arabia dates back several thousand years, and no other place claims the enigmatic Biblical figure as its own.