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Eliphaz

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

  • H464 Used 15 times

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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 (Genesis 36:4, 10, 11, 16).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Eliphaz

the endeavor of God


Naves Topical Index
Eliphaz

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Eliphaz

(God is his strength).

  1. The son of Esau and Adah, and the father of Teman. (Genesis 36:4; 1 Chronicles 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, JOB, BOOK OF]