Bible Names A-G
Eliphaz in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אֱלִיפַז/אֱלִיפָז "My God is strength", Standard Hebrew
Elifaz, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlīp̄az / ʾĔlīp̄āz) was the first-
born son of Esau by his wife Adah. He had six sons, one of
whom was Amalek, born to his concubine Timna, who was the
ancestral enemy of the Israelite people (Exodus 17:16;
The Midrash relates that when Jacob escaped from Esau and fled
to his uncle Laban in Haran, Esau sent Eliphaz to pursue and
kill Jacob. When they met Jacob implored Eliphaz not to kill
him, but Eliphaz challenged that he had his father's
instructions to fulfill. Jacob gave everything he had with him
to Eliphaz and said, "A poor person is as good as dead."
Eliphaz was satisfied and left his uncle naked and penniless,
but still alive.