Eliphaz


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Eliphaz

(ĕl`ĭfăz, ēlī`–), in the Bible. 1 Son of Esau and father of Teman. 2 Temanite, a comforter of Job.
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Eliphaz's first speech is cautious and centered on hope, that of Bildad is a little more daring, emphasizing rather the hopelessness of the impious, and Zophar's speech seems to boil up out of aggravation, a stronger hint of accusation in his words.
Finally, according to Eliphaz the Temanite, the sons of resheph fly upward (Job 5:7).
Since Job's "comforters" recite orthodox Deuteronomc theology, why does the Lord chide Eliphaz the Temanite at the end: "My wrath is kindled against thee and thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath" (42.7, KJV)?
We can point out the deficiencies in Eliphaz's Temanite theology, and end up preaching against at least half of the whole Old Testament.
He explicitly connects Job with Aristotle, Eliphaz with the Torah, Bildad with the Mu'tazila, and Zophar with the Ash'ariyya.
I seek in this paper to interpret God's anger at Job's friends from an existential perspective--that the theodicies of Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar actually constitute of a form of 'inauthenticity', and that God is angry at them not merely because of their lack of empathy for Job, but because of their fundamental dishonesty in dealing with his predicament (1).
(63) Other famous polygamous men from the Genesis narrative include Abraham (married to Sarah, and later, Hagar the concubine (64)), Abraham's brother Nahor (married to Milcah and his concubine Reumah (65)), Jacob (married to Leah and Rachel, along with the concubines Bilhah and Zilpah), Esau (married to Judith, Basemath, Mahalath, Adah, and Oholibamah), and Esau's son Eliphaz. (66)
Such a view is captured in the first speech of Eliphaz, one of Job's friends:
And where Job's plight is made no better by the theological speculations of his three friends Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar, A Serious Man is in part structured around Larry's vain attempts to find comfort in the three rabbis from whom he seeks advice.
The force of Job's protest is all the greater because it is set against the conventional pieties of his "comforters," Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, who respond to each of his laments with blind insistence that, if God punishes Job, Job must deserve it somehow.