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Bildad
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The second of the three friends of Job who came to comfort him in his affliction (Job 2:11). “Shuhite” may indicate a connection with Shuah, a son of Abraham through his marriage to Keturah.Bildad’s three speeches are contained in Job 8, 18, and 25. He is the first to attribute Job’s misery to wrongdoing. Bildad’s third speech is the final word from the three friends, and it is very brief in comparison with the other two. In it he counters Job’s declaration of righteousness with the argument that in comparison with God, “even the moon is not bright, and the stars are not pure in his eyes” (Job 25:5).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bildad the Shuhite
Bildad the Shuhite (בִּלְדַּד‎, bildad). The second of the three friends of Job who came to comfort him in his affliction (Job 2:11). “Shuhite” may indicate a connection with Shuah, a son of Abraham through his marriage to Keturah.Bildad’s three speeches are contained in Job 8, 18, and 25. He is the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bildad (Person)
BILDAD (PERSON) [Heb bildad (בִּלְדַּד)]. One of Job’s three “friends” who had traveled to condole with and comfort him (Job 2:11). On his place of origin, see SHUAH. In the literary cycle of debates that forms the core of the book of Job, Bildad is consistently the second friend to speak in each round:
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bildad
Bildad. One of three friends who came to comfort Job in his anguish, identified as a Shuhite (Jb 2:11). That term suggests that he was a descendant of Shuah, son of Abraham and his second wife Keturah (Gn 25:1, 2). Bildad spoke to Job on three occasions. In his first speech he asserted that God upholds
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
BILDAD
BILDAD bilʹdad [Heb. bildaḏ]. The second of Job’s friends, who came to “bemoan and comfort” him (Job 2:11). That we can give no certain meaning to his name—“Bel has loved” is most improbable—and that we do not know where Shuah his home was, beyond the reasonable certainty that it was somewhere in Transjordan,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bildad
BILDAD One of three friends who came to comfort Job in his anguish, identified as a Shuhite (Jb 2:11). That term suggests that he was a descendant of Shuah, son of Abraham and his second wife Keturah (Gn 25:1–2). Bildad spoke to Job on three occasions. In his first speech he asserted that God upholds
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bildad
Bildad (bil´dad), one of Job’s three friends (Job 2:11) who advises him as to why he is suffering. He is identified as a Shuhite, a possible reference to Shuah, Abraham and Keturah’s son who lived in an eastern country (Gen. 25:2, 6; 1 Chron. 1:32). In each of the three cycles of speeches Bildad is the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bildad
BILDAD. Bildad, the Shuhite, was the second of three friends (Job 2:11; 8:1; 18:1; 25:1; 42:9).The patronymic Shuhite has been taken to refer to Shuah, one of the sons of Abraham and Keturah (Gen 25:2). The Assyrian land of Shûhu was S of Haran, near the middle Euphrates and may have been the land of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bildad
Bildad (Heb. bildaḏ)The Shuhite, one of Job’s three friends whose intent is consolation (Job 2:11) but who becomes a miserable comforter (16:2). The name Bildad appears nowhere else in the OT, nor does Shuha appear as a place name, but it has been linked with Shuah, Abraham’s son by Keturah, who lived
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bildad
Bildad [bĭlˊdăd] (Heb. bildaḏ,“son of strife”). One of Job’s three friends, from Shuah in northern Arabia (Job 2:11); he may have been a descendant of Shuah the son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:2).Drawing upon the wisdom of the ancient sages, Bildad offers three lengthy speeches in defense of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Bildad
BILDAD One of Job’s three friends who arrived to give him consolation and comfort (Job 2:11). He became a participant in the book’s dialogue, usually speaking second (Job 8:1; 18:5–6).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bildad
Bil´dad (son of contention), the second of Job’s three friends. He is called “the Shuhite,” which implies both his family and nation. Job 2:11. (b.c. about 2000.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bildad
BIL´DAD (bilʹdad). The Shuhite (which see), and the second of the three friends of Job who disputed with him as to his affliction and character (Job 2:11). In his first speech (chap. 8) he attributes the death of Job’s children to their own transgression. In his second speech (chap. 18) he recapitulates
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