The Book Of Job is a story of a man who's lost everything and wants to know why God has allowed such appalling suffering to befall one of his most loyal and faithful servants. Essentially, The Book of Job tackles one of the oldest and most persistent questions in theology: why does a good God allow bad things to happen? Job searches for an answer to this question, seeking to find meaning in a life full of misery and sorrow.
Job's story is particularly relevant to Montag in Fahrenheit 451. Montag lives in a society in which nothing appears to mean anything. As one of Montag's wise mentors, and as someone who understands the value and importance of books, Faber recognizes the relevance of The Book of Job to Montag's own situation. He knows that by reading it, he will see himself reflected in the story and gain a fresh insight into his predicament and how best to deal with it. Faber wants Montag to remember the words of scripture, which he will then be able to carry with him in his mind, despite the numerous distractions he encounters, such as the irritating commercials on the train.