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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Ophrah

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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 ; 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.


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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Ophrah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/o/ophrah.html. 1897.

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