Eliphaz (son of Esau)
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A son of Esau through his wife Adah (Gen 36:4, 10–12, 15–16; 1 Chr 1:35–36). The father of seven sons.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ELIPHAZ (PERSON) [Heb ʾelı̂pāz (אֶלִיפָז)]. Two persons in the OT bear this name. The interpretation of this name (cf. Safaitic ʾlypz) is uncertain. The construals “God/El is agile/nimble” (from *pzz; Meyer 1906: 347) and “My God is gold” (Heb paz, “gold”) are improbable. A derivation from Hurrian (Ginsberg
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliphaz. 1. Oldest son of Esau and his wife Adah (Gn 36:4–16; 1 Chr 1:35, 36). He was the ancestor of a number of Edomite clans.2. One of Job’s friends, called the Temanite (see Jer. 49:7). Teman was traditionally associated with wisdom; hence Eliphaz’s speech depicts the orthodox view of sin and punishment.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ELIPHAZ1. Oldest son of Esau and his wife Adah (Gn 36:4–16; 1 Chr 1:35–36). He was the ancestor of a number of Edomite clans.2. One of Job’s friends, called the Temanite (see Jer 49:7). Teman was traditionally associated with wisdom; hence Eliphaz’s speech depicts the orthodox view of sin and punishment.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliphaz (el´i-faz, Heb., possibly “El [God] is fine gold”).1 The eldest son of Esau and ancestor of several Edomite family groups, including Teman (Gen. 36:15–16).2 The first and presumably oldest of Job’s three friends (Job 2:11; 4:1; 15:1; 22:1; 42:7, 9). Eliphaz’s designation, the Temanite, suggests
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELIPHAZ1. The eldest son of Esau who had a son named Teman (Gen 36:9–11), from whom the Edomite area took its name. Some have concluded that this was the Eliphaz (see 2) of Job’s acquaintance.2. The first and most prominent of the three friends of Job who came from great distances to comfort him when
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eliphaz [ĕlˊə făz] (Heb. ˒elîp̱az, possibly “God is fine gold” or “God is victorious”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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