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Joshua 18:23

and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah,
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Avim;   Benjamin;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ophrah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ephraim;   Ophrah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Kiriath-jearim;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Avim;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Avim;   Ephron;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ai;   Avvim;   Benjamin;   Joshua;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Priests and Levites;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Ephraim;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aphrah ;   Avim, Avites ;   Ophrah ;   Parah ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ophrah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Oph'rah;   Pa'rah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Avvim;   Ephron (2);   Joshua, Book of;   Ophrah;   Parah;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Benjamin;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Avvites, Avva, Avvim;   Benjamin;   Giants;   Ophrah;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Avim, and Parah,.... Of the two first of these we read nowhere else:

and Ophrah is not the same with Ophrah in Judges 6:11; that belonged to the tribe of Manasseh, but rather that which was in the land of Shuah, 1 Samuel 13:17. Jerom calls this place Aphrah, in the tribe of Benjamin, and saysF15De loc. Heb. fol. 88. H. , in his time there was a village called Effrem, five miles from Bethel to the east, which very probably is the same with this.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-18.html. 1999.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

23.Avim — This is supposed by Knobel and others to stand for Ai, the city near Beth-el which was among the first destroyed by Joshua. See Joshua 7:2, note.

Parah — “Jerome states that this village still existed in his time, and was situated five miles east of Beth-el. It seems highly probable that we have this old name retained in the wild glen called Wady Farah, which runs down the eastern declivities of Benjamin. It falls into the Wady Suweinit, and in the fork there are the ruins of an ancient village called Farah.” — Porter. Ophrah is identified by Robinson with Taiyi-beh, a village five miles northeast of Beth-el, occupying a commanding site, and containing ancient ruins.]

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 18:23". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-18.html. 1874-1909.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

Avim, [Septuagint, Aiein] - probably a corruption of Ai.

Parah, [Septuagint, Fara]. Jerome ('Onomast.') says it stood 5 miles off Bethel.

Ophrah, [Septuagint, Efratha] (cf. 1 Samuel 13:17) - said by Eusebius and Jerome ('Onomast.') to have been 5 Roman miles east of Beth-el; and supposed by Robinson ('Biblical Researches,' 2:, p. 125) to be identified in et-Taiyibeh.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 18:23". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-18.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,
Ophrah
Situated, according to Eusebius, five miles east of Bethel.
1 Samuel 13:17
Reciprocal: Judges 6:11 - an angel;  Micah 1:10 - Aphrah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 18:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-18.html.