the Alexandrian copy of the Greek version reads Sophir as the name, of the first of these cities; and Jerom says F4 there was a village of this name in the mountainous parts, situated between Eleutheropolis, and Ashkelon in the tribe of Judah; see ( Micah 1:11 ) ;
the same writer calls Jether, in the tribe of Judah; and says F5 there was in his time a very large village called Jethira, twenty miles from Eleutheropolis, the inhabitants of which were then all Christians: it was situated in interior Daroma, near Malatha;
F4 De loc. Heb. fol. 94. I.
F5 Ibid. fol. 92. l.