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Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

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.

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