“Son of contention, one of Job’s friends. He is called “the” “Shuhite,” probably as belonging to Shuah, a district in Arabia,” “in which Shuah, the sixth son of Abraham by Keturah, settled” (Gen. 25:2). He took part in each of the three controversies “into which Job’s friends entered with him (Job 8:1; 18:1; 25:1),” “and delivered three speeches, very severe and stern in their” “tone, although less violent than those of Zophar, but more so” than those of Eliphaz.

Definition of Bildad: “old friendship”

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