Bildad

Bildad (Bil´dad)

A Shuhite, one of Job’s three friends (Job 2:11). In the cycle of speeches he is the second speaker with three separate discourses (Job 8; Job 18; Job 25). The meaning of the name is obscure, but may be related to the Edomite king Bedad (Gen 36:36). The name is compounded with the theophoric element dad (after the Edomite god of that name).

Job 2:11

Job's Three Friends
11Now when Job's three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home—Eliphaz the Temanite, ... View more

Job 8

Bildad Speaks: Job Should Repent
1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:2“How long will you say these things,
and the words of your mouth be a great wind?3Does God p ... View more

Job 18

Bildad Speaks: God Punishes the Wicked
1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:2“How long will you hunt for words?
Consider, and then we shall speak.3Why are we count ... View more

Job 25

Bildad Speaks: How Can a Mortal Be Righteous Before God?
1Then Bildad the Shuhite answered:2“Dominion and fear are with God;
he makes peace in his high heaven.3 ... View more

Gen 36:36

36Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah succeeded him as king.

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