2:11 his own place. Job was a famous man, and the news concerning his calamity spread rapidly, reaching three nearby tribal kingdoms, and apparently the three men who occupied similar positions to that held by Job in Uz. These three “friends” gathered as quickly as they could to learn what had happened and to “comfort” him.
2:11 Temanite. Eliphaz, the chief spokesman of the three, was from Teman, an ancient city later prominent among the Edomites who eventually took over that whole region.
2:11 Shuhite. Bildad was from Shuhu, an Aramaean city south of Haran, on the middle Euphrates.
2:11 Naamathite. Zophar was from Naamah, a city believed to be in Arabia.