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Eliphaz

Eliphaz [N] [E] [H]

(God is his strength ).

  1. The son of Esau and Adah, and the father of Teman. ( Genesis 36:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 1 Chronicles 1:36 )
  2. The chief of the "three friends" of Job. He is called "the Temanite;" hence it is naturally inferred that he was a descendant of Teman. On him falls the main burden of the argument, that Gods retribution in this world is perfect and certain, and that consequently suffering must be a proof of previous sin. Job 4,5,15,22. The great truth brought out by him is the unapproachable majesty and purity of God. ( Job 4:12-21 ; 15:12-16 ) [JOB JOB]

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

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eliphaz'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.