Naamathite [S]

the designation of Zophar, one of Job's three friends ( Job 2:11 ; 11:1 ), so called from some place in Arabia, called Naamah probably.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

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

Naamathite, [E]

the Gentile name of one of Jobs friends, Zophar the Naamathite. ( Job 2:11 ; 11:1 ; 20:1 ; 42:9 ) There is no other trace of this name in the Bible, and the town whence it is derived is unknown. (But as Uz was in Arabia, probably the Naamah where he lived was on the Arabian borders of Syria.) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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


na'-a-ma-thit, na-am'-a-thit (na`amdthi, "a dweller in Naaman"; ho M(e)inaion basileus):

The description of Zophar, one of Job's friends (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1, etc.). Naamah is too common a place-name to permit of the identification of Zophar's home; the Septuagint renders it as "king of the Minaeans."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'NAAMATHITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.