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(ahf' ruh) Name meaning, “fawn.” 1. Descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:14 ); 2 . City in Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ), likely north of Michmash (1 Samuel 13:17-18 ). This Ophrah is perhaps identical with Ephron (2 Chronicles 13:19 ) and Ephraim (2 Samuel 13:23 ; John 11:54 ). Jerome located Ophrah five Roman miles east of Bethel. This site is likely et-Taiyibeh five miles north of Michmash and four miles northeast of Bethel. 3. Town associated with the Abiezer clan of Manasseh who settled west of the Jordan (Judges 6:11 ,Judges 6:11,6:15 ,Judges 6:15,6:24 ; Judges 8:32 ). This Ophrah was the home of Gideon. Suggested sites include et-Taiyibeh south of modern Tulkarm, et-Taiyibeh (Afula) on the Plain of Esdraelon west of Mount Moreh, and Fer'ata west of Mount Gerazim near Shechem. The latter site is better identified with Tizrah.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ophrah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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