Ophrah [N] [H] [S]

a fawn. 1 Chronicles 4:14 .

  • A city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:23 ); probably identical with Ephron ( 2 Chronicles 13:19 ) and Ephraim ( John 11:54 ).

  • "Of the Abi-ezrites." A city of Manasseh, 6 miles south-west of Shechem, the residence of Gideon ( Judges 6:11 ; Judges 8:27 Judges 8:32 ). After his great victory over the Midianites, he slew at this place the captive kings ( 8:18-21 ). He then assumed the function of high priest, and sought to make Ophrah what Shiloh should have been. This thing "became a snare" to Gideon and his house. After Gideon's death his family resided here till they were put to death by Abimelech ( Judges 9:5 ). It is identified with Ferata.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ophrah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .