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Oph'rah. (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, Judges 6:24, his residence after his accession to power, Judges 9:5, and the place of his burial in the family sepulchre. Judges 8:32. It was probably In Manasseh, Judges 6:15, and not far distant from Shechem, Judges 9:1; Judges 9:5.

3. The son of Meonothai. 1 Chronicles 4:14.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Ophrah'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. 1901.

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