Eliphaz (El´i-faz)

1 The eldest son of Esau and father of several Edomite clans, including Teman (Gen 36:15-16). 2 The first and, presumably, oldest of Job’s three friends (Job 2:11; Job 4:1; Job 15:1; Job 22:1; Job 42:7; Job 42:9). Assuming Job’s basic piety, he urged submission. Eliphaz’s designation, the Temanite, suggests he was from the area settled by the Edomite clan mentioned above.

Gen 36:15-16

Clans and Kings of Edom
15These are the clans of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the clans Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,16Korah, Gatam ... View more

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 4:1

Eliphaz Speaks: Job Has Sinned
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

Job 15:1

Eliphaz Speaks: Job Undermines Religion
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

Job 22:1

Eliphaz Speaks: Job's Wickedness Is Great
1Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered:

Job 42:7

Job's Friends Are Humiliated
7After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My wrath is kindled against you and against ... View more

Job 42:9

9So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the Lord had told them; and the Lord accepted Job's prayer.

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