This article investigates the intertextual influence of an ancient poem on a few modern-day
poems. Other literary creations on which ancient poems have left their mark also come to the fore.
The ancient poem under discussion here is a Job poem. This study reveals the remarkable creative
influence that Job has exerted on literature. In Afrikaans poetry, a range of poets have concerned
themselves with Job in their work. This article explores one such unpublished Afrikaans poem
and an English translation thereof in order to point out how contemporary and relevant the Job
poem really is.