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BILDAD or BENLEDAD ("son of contention, disputant".) Second of Job's (Job 2:11; Job 2:8; Job 2:18; Job 2:25) three friends. The Shuhite, i.e. sprung from Shuah, Abraham's son by Keturah, who was sent eastward by Abraham and founded an Arab tribe (Genesis 25:2) Syccea, in Arabia Deserta, E. of Batanea, mentioned by Ptolemy, is identified by Gesenius with the Shuhite country. Bildad is less violent than Zophar, though more so than Eliphaz.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'bildad' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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