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eliphaz


eliphaz


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eliphaz 
  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). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eliphaz,  the  endeavor  of  God