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Ophrah

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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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.

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