Elihu was a man living in the Land of Uz during and after the trials and consolation of Job. He is present and witnesses the long dialogue between Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar recorded in the Book of Job. After hearing the long conversation Elihu interjects because none of the advice from Job's friends rightfully explains God's purpose to allow him suffering. Compared to the others Elihu is much younger, but has a more correct belief in God than Job's "comforters". Due to this and Elihu's presence throughout the whole conversation, many suggest that Elihu wrote the Book of Job.
Elihu was born to a man named Barakel and he was a descendant of Buz in the family of Ram.