mouldy, a city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:24 ).
wearisomeness; folding together
(mouldy ), a town of Benjamin, mentioned in ( Joshua 18:24 ) the same as the Gophna of Josephus a place which at the time of Vespasians invasion was apparently so important as to be second only to Jerusalem. It still survives in the modern Jifna or Jufna , 23 miles northwest of Bethel.
of'-ni (ha-`ophni; Aphne):
A place in the territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24). The modern Jifneh, in a fine vale West of the road to Nablus and 2 1/2 miles Northwest of Bethel, might suit as to position; but the change in the initial letter from `ain to jim is not easy. This is the Gophna of the rabbis (compare Josephus, Jewish Wars, III, iii, 5).
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