AbstractJob chapter 28 seems, superficially seen, to be in conflict with the ideas of both Job and his friends. In this article the author comes to the conclusion that chapter 28 should be ascribed to Job. On the semantic level, chapter 28 seems to be the words of a person who accepts the fact that wisdom is inaccessible to man. On the semiotic level however, Job is protesting against this fact although he realizes its validity. The protest is more subtle than usual.