Ophrah [N] [E] [H]
- A town in the tribe of Benjamin. ( Joshua 18:23 ; 1 Samuel 13:17 ) Jerome places it five miles east of Bethel. It is perhaps et-Taiyibeh , a small village on the crown of a conspicuous hill, four miles east-northeast of Beitin (Bethel).
- More fully, OPHRAH OF THE ABIEZRITES, the native place of Gideon ( Judges 6:11 ) and the scene of his exploits against Baal, ver. ( Judges 6:24 ) his residence after his accession to power ch. ( Judges 9:5 ) and the place of his burial in the family sepulchre. ch. ( Judges 8:32 ) It was probably In Manasseh, ch. ( Judges 6:15 ) and not far distant from Shechem, ( Judges 9:1 Judges 9:5 )
- The son of Meonothai. ( 1 Chronicles 4:14 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ophrah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.