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Ophel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A hill in southeast Jerusalem where the city’s wall was built and repaired during the reigns of Uzziah and Manasseh. After the exile the wall was built and repaired here under Nehemiah’s direction (2 Chr 27:3; 33:14; Neh 3:26–27). Nehemiah also mentions Ophel as the place where the temple servants lived (Neh 11:21).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ophel
Ophel (עֹפֶל‎, ophel). A hill in southeast Jerusalem where the city’s wall was built and repaired during the reigns of Uzziah and Manasseh. After the exile the wall was built and repaired here under Nehemiah’s direction (2 Chr 27:3; 33:14; Neh 3:26–27). Nehemiah also mentions Ophel as the place where
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ophel (Place)
OPHEL (PLACE) [Heb ʿōpel (עֹפֶל)]. The word means “hill,” “mound,” or “bulge,” and in some instances refers to a hill (Isa 32:14; Mic 4:8). With the article, the word refers to a specific hill or mound, such as the hill of Samaria (2 Kgs 5:24; cf. the Mesha Stone from Dhiban, which speaks of the wall
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ophel
Ophel. 1. Hill or mound in Samaria where Elisha’s house stood (2 Kgs 5:24).2. Fortification in the southeast portion of ancient Jerusalem high above the slopes of the Brook Kidron strengthened by Jotham (2 Chr 27:3) and Manasseh (2 Chr 33:14). Isaiah describes the destruction of such a fortress when
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ophel
Ophel ōʹfəl [Heb hāʿōp̱el] (2 Ch. 27:3; 33:14; Neh. 3:26f.; 11:21; without the definite article the Heb ʿōp̱el is translated “hill” in Isa. 32:14; Mic. 4:8). In all the references with the article the RSV has simply “Ophel,” except in 2 K. 5:24 (see below), but the AV mg adds “the tower.” When the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ophel
OPHEL1. Hill or mound in Samaria where Elisha’s house stood (2 Kgs 5:24).2. Fortification in the southeast portion of ancient Jerusalem high above the slopes of the Brook Kidron, strengthened by Jotham (2 Chr 27:3) and Manasseh (33:14). Isaiah described the destruction of such a fortress when prophesying
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ophel
Ophel (oh´fel; Heb., “hill”), the ridge extending south between the Kidron and Tyropoeon valleys that was fortified by David after his capture of Jerusalem (2 Chron. 27:3; 33:14). Repaired by Nehemiah after the exile (Neh. 3:26–27), it was also the dwelling of some temple personnel (11:21).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ophel
OPHEL. As a proper name the term is translated “hill” (Isa 32:14, RSV), “forts” (Isa 32:14, KJV), or “stronghold” (Mic 4:8). Sometimes it is a common name and other times a proper name, as it should be with regard to a district in the capital city of Samaria (2 Kgs 5:24).The name is frequently associated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ophel
Ophel (Heb. ʾōp̱el)The southeast ridge between the Kidron and Tyropoeon Valleys, fortified by David as his capital (cf. 2 Sam. 5:9). The Ophel was the site of construction activity by Jotham (2 Chr. 27:3) and Manasseh (33:14), and following the Exile temple servants who lived on the Ophel repaired its
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ophel
Ophel [ōˊfĕl] (Heb. hā˓ōp̱el “swelling, lump”). The ridge between the Kidron and Tyropoeon valleys, some 600 m. (2000 ft.) above sea level, fortified by David as his capital (cf. 2 Sam. 5:7, 9; 1 Chr. 11:5, 7; See David, City of; cf. Josephus BJ v.4.2 [142–45], “Ophlas”). An important
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ophel
OPHEL The southeastern ridge of Jerusalem, site of the original City of David. Various kings built projects in the area (2 Chr 27:3; 33:14). The walls of Ophel were repaired after the Exile (Neh 3:26–27; cf. 11:21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ophel
O´phel (hill), a part of ancient Jerusalem. Ophel was the swelling declivity by which the mount of the temple slopes off on its southern side into the valley of Hinnom—a long, narrowish, rounded spur or promontory, which intervenes between the mouth of the central valley of Jerusalem (the Tyropœon) and
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ophel
O´PHEL (ōʹfel; “mound” or “tower”).1. The ridge of Jerusalem extending S of the Temple mount between the Kidron Valley on the E and the Tyropoeon Valley on the W. This was the location of the original city of Jerusalem, which was occupied by the Jebusites when David captured it and made it the capital
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