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Eliphaz

Eliphaz [N] [H] [S]

God his strength.

  • One of Job's "three friends" who visited him in his affliction ( 4:1 ). He was a "Temanite", i.e., a native of Teman, in Idumea. He first enters into debate with Job. His language is uniformly more delicate and gentle than that of the other two, although he imputes to Job special sins as the cause of his present sufferings. He states with remarkable force of language the infinite purity and majesty of God ( 4:12-21 ; 15:12-16 ).

  • The son of Esau by his wife Adah, and father of several Edomitish tribes ( Genesis 36:4 Genesis 36:10 Genesis 36:11 Genesis 36:16 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eliphaz". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .