The friends of Job lived in different places, at intervals of
three hundred miles one from the other. Nevertheless they
all were informed of their friend's misfortune at the same
time, in this way: Each one had the pictures of the others set
in his crown, and as soon as any one of them met with reverses,
it showed itself in his picture. Thus the friends of
Job learnt simultaneously of his misfortune, and they hastened
to his assistance.[30]

The four friends were related to one another, and each one
was related to Job. Eliphaz, king of Teman, was a son of
Esau;[31] Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu were cousins, their
fathers, Shuah, Naamat, and Barachel, were the sons of Buz,

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