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Ophni

OPHNI

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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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'OPHNI'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.