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Bible Names A-G: Eliphaz


Eliphaz in Easton's Bible Dictionary God his strength. (1.) 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). (2.) The son of Esau by his wife Adah, and father of several 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 Chronicles 1:35-36). 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; Deuteronomy 25:19). 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 [hath].

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