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Ophir (person)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ophir, Son of Joktan
Ophir, Son of Joktan (אוֹפִיר‎, ophir). A descendant of Shem (Gen 10:29). It is unclear whether he can be associated with the nation of Ophir, which was known as a source of gold.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ophir (Person)
OPHIR (PERSON) [Heb ʾôpir (אֹופִר)]. According to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:29) and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:23, Ophir was a Semite, son of Joktan, born six generations after Noah. His name is also associated with a geographical area. The names of his brothers in the genealogy would seem
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ophir (Person)
Ophir (Person). Joktan’s son and a descendant of Shem through Arpachshad’s line (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ophir
Ophir ōʹfər [Heb ʾôp̱îr]. A son of Joktan, descendant of Shem (Gen. 10:29; cf. 1 Ch. 1:23) and presumably eponymous settler of the region of Ophir.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ophir (Person)
OPHIR (Person) Joktan’s son and a descendant of Shem through Arphaxad’s line (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ophir
Ophir (oh´fuhr), a people descended from Shem (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23). The land of these people is designated by the same name (1 Kings 9:28; 10:11) and was a famous source of gold (Job 22:24; 28:16; Ps. 45:9; Isa. 13:12). The location of Ophir is uncertain. See also Tarshish.R.S.B.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ophir
OPHIR1. A descendant of Shem through Eber and Joktan (Gen 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).2. The territory occupied by the descendants of Ophir was located in the SW Arabian peninsula or in neighboring Somaliland in Africa, just across the narrow Gulf of Aden. India and Africa have also been suggested as possible
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ophir
OPHIR (Heb. ’ôp̱ir, Gn. 10:29; ’ôp̱ir, 1 Ki. 10:11). 1. The name of the son of Yoqtan in the genealogy of Shem (Gn. 10:29 = 1 Ch. 1:23). This tribe is known from pre-islamic inscriptions (G. Ryekmans, 3, 1934, pp. 298, 339f.). Their area lies between Saba in the Yemen and Ḥawilah (Ḥawlān) as described
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ophir
Ophir (Heb. ʾôp̱ɩ̂r) (PERSON)According to the Table of Nations, a descendant of Shem, the son of Joktan and brother of Havilah (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chr. 1:23). He is presumably the eponymous ancestor of a South Arabian region.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ophir (Person)
OPHIR [ōˊfər] (Heb. ˒ôp̱îr) (PERSON).† According to the Table of Nations, a descendant of Shem, the son of Joktan and brother of Havilah (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chr. 1:23). He is presumably the eponymous ancestor of the region of Ophir.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ophir
O´phir (abundance).1. The eleventh in order of the sons of Joktan. Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23. (b.c. after 2450.)2. A seaport or region from which the Hebrews in the time of Solomon obtained gold. The gold was proverbial for its fineness, so that “gold of Ophir” is several times used as an expression
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ophir
O´PHIR (ōʹfîr).1. One of the sons of Joktan, the son of Eber, a great-grandson of Shem (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23).2. The famous gold-producing region prominent in the OT. It is believed to have been located in SW Arabia in what is now known as Yemen. It may have included a part of the adjacent African
See also
Relatives
Joktan Father
Hadoram Brother
Havilah Brother
Jobab Brother
Sheba Brother
Obal Brother
Hazarmaveth Brother
Uzal Brother
Diklah Brother
Jerah Brother
Sheleph Brother
Abimael Brother
Almodad Brother
Eber Grandfather
Peleg Uncle
Reu Cousin