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Ophel

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Hill; mound, the long, narrow, rounded promontory on the southern slope of the temple hill, between the Tyropoeon and the Kedron valley (2 Chronicles 27:3; 33:14; Nehemiah 3:26,27 ). It was surrounded by a separate wall, and was occupied by the Nethinim after the Captivity. This wall has been discovered by the engineers of the Palestine Exploration Fund at the south-eastern angle of the temple area. It Isaiah 4 feet below the present surface. In 2 Kings 5:24 this word is translated "tower" (RSV, "hill"), denoting probably some eminence near Elisha's house.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Ophel'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​o/ophel.html. 1897.
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