Eliphaz

(God is his strength).

+ The son of Esau and Adah, and the father of Teman. (Genesis 36:4; 1 Chronicles 1:35,36)

+ 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, Job #S###, Book Of]