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For the figure from the Book of Job, see Eliphaz (Job). For the kibbutz near Eilat, see Elifaz (kibbutz).

Eliphaz (Hebrew: אֱלִיפַז/אֱלִיפָז‎ "My God is strength", Standard Hebrew Elifaz, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlîp̄az / ʾĔlîp̄āz) 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; Deuteronomy 25:19).

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.


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Meaning: 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 that of the other two, although he imputes to Job special sins as the cause of his present sufferings. He states with remarkable force of language the infinite purity and majesty of God (4:12-21; 15:12-16).
  2. The son of Esau by his wife Adah, and father of several Edomitish tribes (Gen 36:4ff).
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Contents

  • Sex : Male

Pedigree

Son of Esau and Adah

Full Name

Eliphaz

Biography

Siblings

  • Reuel half-brother
  • Jeush half-brother
  • Jalam half-brother
  • Korah half-brother

Spouse(s)

Offspring

  • Teman
  • Omar
  • Zepho
  • Gatam
  • Kenaz
  • Korah
  • Amalek with Timna

Sources

Book of Genesis

References

There is a contradiction as to the names of Esau's wives. More information here [1]

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