Job is one of the earliest patriarchal figures in the Bible, whose book is one of the world’s great masterpieces of religious literature. The City of As-Salt, northwest of Jordan’s capital, Amman, houses the tomb/shrine of Job. The story of Job, who endured great hardships, is regarded as one of the oldest in the Bible.

As-Salt is also the location of the tomb/shrine of the prophet Jethro, who was Moses’ father-in-law. Furthermore, it is the site of the tombs of Jacob’s sons Jad and Asher.