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Eliphaz (Job). For the kibbutz near Eilat, see Elifaz (kibbutz)."
Eliphaz ( _he. אֱלִיפַז/אֱלִיפָז "My God is strength",
Standard HebrewElifaz, Tiberian HebrewʾĔlîp̄az / ʾĔlîp̄āz) was the first-born son of Esauby his wife Adah. He had six sons, one of whom was Amalek, born to his concubineTimna, who was the ancestral enemy of the Israelite people ( Exodus17:16; Deuteronomy25:19).
Midrashrelates that when Jacobescaped from Esau and fled to his uncle Labanin 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.Fact|date=January 2008
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ELIPHAZ — (Heb. אֱלִיפַז ,אֱלִיפָז; perhaps: God is victorious ; Ar. fwz), the name of two biblical characters. The first is the oldest son of esau and his wife Adah, and the ancestor of several Edomite clans, the most important of which is Teman, since… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ELIPHAZ — fil. Esau ex Ada uxore. Gen. c. 36. v. 4. Lat. Dei nisus vel conatus … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
Eliphaz — /el euh faz /, n. 1. a son of Esau and Adah. Gen. 36:2 4. 2. a friend of Job. Job 2:11. * * * … Universalium
Eliphaz — God his strength. 1) One of Job s three friends who visited him in his affliction (4:1). He was a Temanite , i.e., a native of Teman, in Idumea. He first enters into debate with Job. His language is uniformly more delicate and gentle than… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Eliphaz — (fl. 19th 16th cent BCE) Israelite, the eldest son of Esau and his wife Adah (Genesis 36:2 4) … Dictionary of Jewish Biography
Eliphaz — n. (Biblical) son of Esau and father of Amalek; friend and comforter of Job … English contemporary dictionary
Eliphaz — /el euh faz /, n. 1. a son of Esau and Adah. Gen. 36:2 4. 2. a friend of Job. Job 2:11 … Useful english dictionary
Eliphaz (Job) — Eliphaz was one of Job s friends, probably a descendant of Eliphaz, son of Esau (Job 4:1). He appears in the Book of Job in the Hebrew Bible.Eliphaz appears mild and modest; in his first reply to Job s complaints, he argues that those who are… … Wikipedia
Eliphaz The Temanite — ▪ biblical figure in the Old Testament Book of Job (chapters 4, 5, 15, 22), one of three friends who sought to console Job, who is a biblical archetype of unmerited suffering. The word Temanite probably indicates that he was an Edomite, or… … Universalium
Eliphaz the Temanite — (fl. 19th 16th cent BCE) One of the three friends of Job … Dictionary of Jewish Biography