The Biblical Hebrew text of Job narrates and debates the
suffering of an innocent person from various perspectives.
The poetic dialogues and discourses between Job and his
friends emphasise their experiences of “darkness” (√ (ךשח
as Divine interventions in relation to Job’s situation. The
article investigates the meaning of Divine “darkness” in
terms of various understandings and interpretations linked
to the suffering of Job. It illustrates how the characters
conceptualise the same term differently, which eventually
led to a communicative disintegration in the conversations
between Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu. Finally,
in the YHWH speeches of Job 38-41, the concept of
“darkness” is viewed from yet another perspective.