Zophar

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Zophar definition


chirping, one of Job's friends who came to condole with him in his distress (Job 2:11. The LXX. render here "king of the Mineans" = Ma'in, Maonites, Judg. 10:12, in Southern Arabia). He is called a Naamathite, or an inhabitant of some unknown place called Naamah.

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zophar

in the Book of Job (2:11, 11:1, 20:1, 42:9), one of the three comforters of Job, a biblical archetype of the good man whose misfortunes are undeserved. Like the other two comforters, Bildad and Eliphaz, Zophar emphasizes an old Hebrew concept-suffering is the inevitable lot of the evil man; therefore, Job's protests of innocence are deceptive, even sinful. Zophar is portrayed as more hotheaded than his two friends. In 2:11 he is identified as a Naamathite, or one who dwells in Naamah, perhaps a region in Arabia

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