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Ophrah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Ophrah

A fawn. 1 Chronicles 4:14.

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

2. "Of the Abi-ezrites." A city of Manasseh, 6 miles south-west of Shechem, the residence of Gideon (Judges 6:11; 8:27, 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.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Ophrah

dust; lead; a fawn


Naves Topical Index
Ophrah

1. A city in Benjamin:

General references
Joshua 18:23; 1 Samuel 13:17

Possibly identical with:

ephrain
2 Chronicles 13:19


ephraim
John 11:54


2. A city in Manasseh, home of Gideon
Judges 6:11; Judges 6:24; Judges 8:27; Judges 8:32; Judges 9:5

3. Son of Meonothai
1 Chronicles 4:14


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ophrah

(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 9:1,5)
  3. The son of Meonothai. (1 Chronicles 4:14)