Bible Names A-G: Eliphaz
Eliphaz in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God his strength. (1.) One of Job's "three friends" who
him in his affliction (4:1). He was a "Temanite",
i.e., a native
of Teman, in Idumea. He first enters into debate with
language is uniformly more delicate and gentle than
that of the
other two, although he imputes to Job special sins as
of his present sufferings. He states with remarkable
language the infinite purity and majesty of God (4:12-
(2.) The son of Esau by his wife Adah, and father of
Edomitish tribes (Gen. 36:4, 10, 11, 16).
Eliphaz in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("God for strength".)
1. Esau's son by Adah; Teman's father (Genesis 36:4; 1
2. First of Job's three friends, the "Temanite,"
sprung from the former Eliphaz Teman answers to Edom (Jeremiah
49:20), part of Arabia Petraea. Calmer and less vehement
against Job than Bildad and Zophar, but condemned at the end
for the same error, in spite. of the facts of daily life, that
God's retributions here are complete, and that severe trial
proved Job's past piety to be but hypocrisy. God's
unapproachable majesty and purity are well get forth by him
(Job 4; Job 5:14-16).
Eliphaz in Hitchcock's Bible Names
the endeavor of God
Eliphaz in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of Esau
Ge 36:4,10-16; 1Ch 1:35
-2. Friend of Job
Job 2:11; 4; 5; 22; 42:7-9
Eliphaz in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(God is his strength).
1. The son of Esau and Adah, and the father of Teman.
Ge 36:4; 1Ch 1:35,36
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 God's 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]
Eliphaz in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
el'-i-faz, e-li'-faz ('eliphaz, "God is fine gold" (?)):
(1) Son of Esau by Adah, and father of Teman, Kenaz and Amalek
(Gen 36:4,10; 1 Ch 1:35 f).
(2) See next article.
Eliphaz in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אֱלִיפַז/אֱלִיפָז "My God is strength", Standard Hebrew
Elifaz, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlīp̄az / ʾĔlīp̄āz) was the first-
born son of Esau by his wife Adah. He had six sons, one of
whom was Amalek, born to his concubine Timna, who was the
ancestral enemy of the Israelite people (Exodus 17:16;
The Midrash relates that when Jacob escaped from Esau and fled
to his uncle Laban in Haran, Esau sent Eliphaz to pursue and
kill Jacob. When they met Jacob implored Eliphaz not to kill
him, but Eliphaz challenged that he had his father's
instructions to fulfill. Jacob gave everything he had with him
to Eliphaz and said, "A poor person is as good as dead."
Eliphaz was satisfied and left his uncle naked and penniless,
but still alive.
Eliphaz Scripture - Genesis 36:10
These [are] the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah
the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
Eliphaz Scripture - Genesis 36:15
These [were] dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz
the firstborn [son] of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke
Zepho, duke Kenaz,
Eliphaz Scripture - Job 42:7
And it was [so], that after the LORD had spoken these words
unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is
kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have
not spoken of me [the thing that is] right, as my servant Job
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