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Ophrah, 1

Oph´rah, a town of Benjamin (), seemingly in the northeast of that tribe's domain (). Accordingly it is placed by Eusebius and Jerome five Roman miles east of Bethel. This corresponds with the position of a place called et-Taiyibeh, which was visited by Dr. Robinson in his excursion to Bethel. It is now a small village, curiously situated upon a conical hill, on the summit of which is an old tower, whence is commanded a splendid view of the valley of the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the eastern mountains.

Ophrah, 2

Ophrah, a town in the tribe of Manasseh, to which Gideon belonged, and where he continued to reside after he had delivered Israel from the Midianites, establishing there his ephod, which became a snare to Israel (; ).





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Ophrah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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