They draw this conclusion from comparing two verses.
Genesis 2:5 says God did not immediately provide rain to water the Earth, but made streams of water come up out of the ground for irrigation purposes.
The original language and place of composition are uncertain. As it stands, the TJob does not show much obvious Christian editing. 976) also dates the composition to the first century A.
It could have been composed either in Palestine or Egypt. Yet its distance from orthodox Jewish concerns is clear. D., but argues that it is clearly related to Merkabah mysticism." (The Pseudepigrapha and Modern Research, p.
Hymn composition, mentioned in the TJob, was described as an activity of that community by Philo.
Some scholars believe the first time rain fell upon the Earth was during the time of the Great Flood.The book ends with Nahor, Job's seven sons, and others singing a brief dirge." (Introduction to the Intertestamental Period, pp.136-137) Martin Mc Namara writes: "This work is found in four Greek manuscripts, in a fragmentary fifth-century Coptic manuscript and in a Slavonic version, which is reconstructed from three manuscripts. 232-233): The judgement of scholars is divided on whether the apocryphon was Jewish or Christian in origin.After the death of Job's first wife, Job marries Dinah (the name also given her in the Targum), who becomes the mother of three daughters that are inspired and chant hymns.Nahor, the brother of Job, continues the narrative by relating how at the end of three days he saw Job's spirit being taken away by shining chariots.