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Zophar
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zophar
Zophar (צוֹפַר‎, tsophar). One of the counselors of Job. A native of Naamah (Job 2:11, 11:1, 20:1, 42:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zophar (Person)
ZOPHAR (PERSON) [Heb ṣôpar (צֹופַר)]. The third friend of Job, identified as “the Naamathite” (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1; 42:9). His name is perhaps related to “bird” (e.g., Num 22:2, 10, etc.), but the meaning is problematic. With the near consensus that Job is not to be seen as reflecting any recognizable
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zophar
Zophar. One of the “counselors” of Job who is listed as a Naamathite (Jb 2:11; 11:1; 20:1). He offers the most direct accusations against Job but later offers sacrifice for Job as commanded by the Lord (42:9). The location of his home country (Naamah) is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zophar
Zophar zōʹfär [Heb. ṣōp̱ar, ṣôp̱ar; Gk. Sōphar] (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1; 42:9). The third of Job’s friends, who came to “condole with him and comfort him” (Job 2:11). His name, like Bildad’s, is of uncertain meaning, although some have suggested “young bird” (cf. ṣippôr, “bird”). Nor can his
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zophar
ZOPHAR One of the “counselors” of Job who is listed as a Naamathite (Jb 2:11; 11:1; 20:1). He offers the most direct accusations against Job but later offers sacrifice for Job as commanded by the Lord (42:9).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zophar
Zophar (zoh´fahr), a Naamathite, one of the three counselors of Job who offered him advice (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1). Zophar reproaches Job for claiming innocence (11:2–6) and counsels repentance (11:13–20). In a second speech, he maintains that the wicked always get their just deserts (20:1–29). Eventually,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zophar
ZOPHAR. Naamathite, friend and counselor of Job (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1; 42:9). Conjectured to be in Edom or N Arabia, the site of Naamah, his home, is unknown. The LXX (Job 2:11) calls Zophar “king of the Minaeans,”. people from S Arabia.Zophar agrees with Job’s other friends in attributing Job’s sufferings
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zophar
ZOPHAR. The third of the friends of *Job was Zophar the Naamathite (Jb. 2:11). We have no knowledge where his home was, except that it was presumably E of Jordan. He is distinguished by the brutality of his commonsense position. He speaks in chs. 11, 20, and possibly in 27:13–23.H. L. Ellison
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zophar
Zophar (Heb. ṣôp̱ar)The Naamathite, one of Job’s three friends who intends to commiserate with Job (Job 2:11) but ends up arguing with him (16:2). Zophar’s name appears nowhere else in the OT; he does not come from Naamah in Judah (Josh. 15:41). Edomite connections are argued.In the first two dialogue
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zophar
Zophar [zōˊfär] (Heb. ṣōp̱ar, ṣôpar “little bird [?]”). One of Job’s three “friends”; a native of Naamah, a town possibly located in northwest Arabia (Job 2:11; 42:9; RSV “the Naamathite”). His words of “comfort,” beginning at 11:1; 20:1, are characterized by lack of compassion and a popular,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zophar
Zo´phar (sparrow), one of the three friends of Job. Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1; 42:9.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zophar
ZO´PHAR (zōʹfer; perhaps “chirper,” cf. Arab. ṣafara, “to whistle”). One of the three friends of Job (Job 2:11; 11:1; 20:1; 42:9). He is called a Naamathite, or inhabitant of Naamah, whose location is probably in N Arabia. In the LXX, Zophar, the friend of Job, is called “king of the Minaeans.”
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