How to Pronounce Zophar

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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.

Zophar, in the literary landscape of the Book of Job, stands as one of the three confidants who visit Job during his heart-wrenching phase of adversity.

Meaning and Significance of Zophar

While the name's precise etymology remains somewhat elusive, certain interpretations link "Zophar" to meanings like "sparrow" or "chirping."

Role in Biblical Accounts and References

Throughout the dialogues in the Book of Job, Zophar presents himself as a voice of traditional wisdom, iterating that Job's sufferings are punitive for his transgressions. His perspectives, spanning three dialogues (Job 11, 20, 42), delve deep into human fallibility and God's inscrutable ways.