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Ophrah

Ophrah [N] [E] [H]

(fawn ).

  1. 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).
  2. 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 )
  3. 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 Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ophrah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.