Eliphaz in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(God is his strength). 1. The son of Esau and Adah, and the father of Teman. Ge 36:4; 1Ch 1:35,36 2. The chief of the "three friends" of Job. He is called "the Temanite;" hence it is naturally inferred that he was a descendant of Teman. On him falls the main burden of the argument, that God's retribution in this world is perfect and certain, and that consequently suffering must be a proof of previous sin. Job 4,5,15,22. The great truth brought out by him is the unapproachable majesty and purity of God. Job 4:12- 21; 15:12-16 [JOB]

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