I believe the best debate in the world is the Book of Job. Therefore, those who dislike debates in general, are ignorant fools. They think they are the peacemaker, they are worse than the post-modernists.
I already have an entry devoted to John Calvin's commentary on this. So this entry shall be my own OT study, my own notes on the book of Job.
Quoting Tim Keller in one of his FB posts:
Never describe the view of an opponent in a way he or she will not own. Rather describe their view so they say, "I couldn't have put it better myself." Only then should you proceed to refute the view. If instead, you caricature your opponent-- you persuade no one.
This shows very clearly in Job, who retains all words of his friends.
I believe to study this comprehensively, I must master God's answer (if not also Elihu's), starting from chapter 38 first, then only, look back from the beginning of Job to understand their reasoning and folly, human wisdom vs. God's wisdom.
A good place to read quick summary: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/book-of-job/summary
Chapter 1: The fear of God in Job and his indirect victory against Satan's first test.
Chapter 2: Satan disregarded his defeat and forced God to change the rule of their game.
Chapter 3: Job cursed his birth
Chapter 4-5: First friend's response. Eliphaz the Temanite
Chapter 6-7: Job challenges his friend on judging Job for lack of righteousness