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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.
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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 (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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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