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).
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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