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Ophrah (of Benjamin)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Place, Critical Issues
Ephraim, Place (אֶפְרַיִם‎, ephrayim). The land allotted to the tribe of Ephraim as their inheritance. Often used as a designation of the northern kingdom.
Ephron of Judah and Benjamin
Ephron of Judah and Benjamin (עֶפְרוֹן‎, ephron). A city on the border of territory assigned to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Josh 18:15). Abijah of Judah captured it from Jeroboam of Israel (2 Chr 13:19). It is usually identified with Ophrah of Benjamin.
Ophrah of Benjamin
Ophrah of Benjamin (עָפְרָה‎, ophrah). A town in the territory of Benjamin that the Philistines attacked before their battle against Saul (Josh 18:21–23; 1 Sam 13:17). It may be the same as Ephron, which Abijah captured from Jeroboam (2 Chr 13:19). It should be distinguished from Ophrah of Manasseh, Gideon’s
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾeprayim (אֶפְרַיִם‎)]. 1. One of the tribal territories of Israel, the name of which was often synonymous with that of the N kingdom of Israel. See the EPHRAIM (PERSON) articles.2. An important town near Baal-hazor; it was at Baal-hazor that Absalom kept his sheepshearers and where
Ephron (Place)
EPHRON (PLACE) [Heb ʿeprôn (עֶפְרֹון)]. Three places in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha have this name.1. City captured by Abijah, king of Judah, along with its surrounding villages, from Jeroboam I, king of Israel (2 Chr 13:19). It is usually identified with the Ophrah of Josh 18:23 in Benjamin
Ophrah (Place)
OPHRAH (PLACE) [Heb ʿoprâ (עָפְרָה‎)]. 1. A town in the tribal allotment of Benjamin (Josh 18:23). This Ophrah has been identified with modern et-Taiyibeh (M.R. 178151), about 4 miles N of Bethel (Boling Joshua AB, 430; McCarter 1 Samuel AB, 238). It may also be described as lying on the intersection
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim (Place)
Ephraim (Place). 1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay
Ephrain
Ephrain. kjv form of Ephron, a town near Bethel, in 2 Chronicles 13:19.See Ephron (Place) #2.
Ephron (Place)
Ephron (Place). 1. Mountainous district on the northern edge of Judah (Jos 15:9).2. City near Bethel, captured by Abijah (2 Chr 13:19, kjv Ephrain); perhaps the Ophrah of Joshua 18:23.
Ophrah (Place)
Ophrah (Place). 1. City in Benjamin toward which Philistine raiders turned shortly before their battle against Saul at Michmash (Jos 18:23; 1 Sm 13:17). It is probably identical to Ephraim (2 Sm 13:23; 2 Chr 13:19 Ephron; Jn 11:54). Ophrah is usually identified with the modern et-Taiyibeh, five miles
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ophrah (of Benjamin)
2. The town near the wilderness to which Jesus retired after the raising of Lazarus (Jn. 11:54); probably the same town as 1 above. This may be the place named along with Bethel by Josephus (BJ iv.9.9). It is generally identified with modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh, about 21 km (13 mi) NNE of Jerusalem and 6 1/2
Ophrah (of Benjamin)
1. A city captured along with its villages by Abijah king of Judah from Jeroboam son of Nebat, king of Israel (2 Ch. 13:19). Variant readings of this text and the apparent location lead many to identify this city with Ephraim (2 S. 13:23, so NEB), Ophrah (Josh. 18:23), and modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh, located
Ephraim (town of)
1. A town near Baal-hazor, Absalom’s sheep farm on which he arranged to assassinate his half-brother Amnon, two years after Amnon’s sin with his sister Tamar (2 S. 13:23). That it was located N of Jerusalem seems to be indicated by v 34. It may be identical to the Ephron of 2 Ch. 13:19 and the Ophrah
Ophrah
1. A city in the territory allotted to Benjamin (Josh. 18:23). The other cities listed suggest a location NE of Jerusalem. Ophrah is also mentioned in 1 S. 13:17f, as the destination of one of the three raiding parties sent out by the Philistines. From Michmash one party went toward Beth-horon on the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM (Place)1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay to
Ephrain
EPHRAIN* kjv form of Ephron, a town near Bethel, in 2 Chronicles 13:19. See Ephron (Place) #2.
Ephron (Place)
EPHRON (Place)1. Mountainous district on the northern edge of Judah (Jos 15:9).2. City near Bethel, captured by Abijah (2 Chr 13:19); perhaps the Ophrah of Joshua 18:23.
Ophrah (Place)
OPHRAH (Place)1. City in Benjamin, probably identical with Ephraim (2 Sm 13:23; 2 Chr 13:19, “Ephron”; Jn 11:54). Ophrah is usually identified with the modern et-Taiyibeh, five miles (8 kilometers) north of Michmash and four miles (6.5 kilometers) northeast of Bethel.2. City in Manasseh owned by Gideon’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephraim
Ephraim (ee´fray-im; Heb., probably “fruitful place”; note Gen. 41:52 for a popular etymology).1 Joseph’s younger son born in Egypt to Asenath. Ephraim was blessed by Jacob (Gen. 48:1–20) and favored over his brother Manasseh, portending the ascendancy of the Ephraimite tribe.2 An increasingly prominent
Ephron
Ephron (ee´fron).1 A Hittite, the son of Zohar, who sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah as a burial place for Sarah (Gen. 23; 25:9; 49:30–31; 50:13). See also Hittites; Machpelah.2 A city near Bethel mentioned in 2 Chron. 13:19. The place is not mentioned elsewhere, and there are variant readings in
Ophrah
Ophrah (of´ruh).1 A town belonging to the Abiezrite group from the tribe of Manasseh (Judg. 6:11, 15). It was the home of Gideon (chaps. 6–8), and it was here that Gideon built an altar inscribed with the words, “the Lord is peace” to commemorate the appearance of an angel of the Lord to him (6:24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephraim, City of
EPHRAIM, CITY OF. Jn 11:54 depicts Jesus leaving Judea and departing into the region near the wilderness to a town called Ephraim, because of the threat of violence by the priests after Lazarus’ resurrection. The site may be modern et-Taiyibeh, situated on a conspicuous conical hill commanding a view
Ephrain
EPHRAIN. One of the cities of Israel which Abijah took during his conflict with Jeroboam (2 Chr 13:19; in RSV, Ephron, q.v.). It is conjectured that this is the same place referred to as Ephraim in the experience of Jesus recorded in Jn 11:54. SeeOphrah; Ephraim, City of.
Ephron
EPHRON1. Son of Zohar, a headman among the sons of Heth who dwelt in an enclave at Mamre or Hebron. He owned the cave of Machpelah (q.v.) which Abraham desired after Sarah’s death for a family tomb (Gen 23:8–18). The elaborate purchase transaction between Abraham and Ephron, who required Abraham to
Ophrah
OPHRAH1. A town in Benjamin (Josh 18:23) once exposed to Philistine raiding parties (1 Sam 13:17–18). It is probably to be identified with the modern et-Taiyibeh, five miles N of Michmash and four miles E of Bethel (Beitin) See Ephraim, City of.2. The hometown of Gideon (Jdg 6:11, 24; 8:27, 32) of
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ephraim
EPHRAIM (geographical). The boundaries of Ephraim are recorded in Jos. 16, and with Manasseh in Jos. 17. Only some of the main topographical features of these boundaries have so far been determined beyond dispute; most of the places mentioned cannot be precisely located at present.The S boundary of
Ephron
EPHRON. 1. Name of a ‘son of Heth’ (Hittite or Syrian), a son of Zohar from whom Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah as a burial-place for Sarah (Gn. 23:8; 25:9; 49:30). A similar type name (Apran) is known from *Alalah, Syria. 2. A hill area between Nephtoah and *Kiriath-jearim which marked the border
Ophrah
OPHRAH (Heb. ‘op̱râh). 1. A town in Benjamin (Jos. 18:23; 1 Sa. 13:17, called Ephron (Qerē’ ‘ep̱raim); 2 Ch. 13:19); modern et-Tayibeh, on a commanding height 9 km N of Michmash. Arabs often substituted tayibeh (‘fortunate’) where a place-name ‘ofra persisted in the Middle Ages, as it suggested black
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephraim (Place)
Ephraim (Heb. ʾep̱rayim) (PLACE)A town S of Baal-hazor and ca. 23 km. (14 mi.) N of Jersualem in the Judean hills, usually identified with modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh (178151). Here Absalom avenged the rape of his sister Tamar by the murder of her assailant Amnon (2 Sam. 13:23). After Lazarus’ raising, Jesus
Ephron (Place)
Ephron (Heb. ʿep̱rôn; Gk. Ephrōn) (PLACE)1. “The towns of Mt. Ephron” (Josh. 15:9), a district on the northern border of Judah near Baalah/Kiriath-jearim (modern Deir el-ʿÂzar). The precise location of the site is unknown, but el-Qastel near Mozah is a possibility.2. A town taken by King Abijah of
Ophrah
Ophrah (Heb. ʿop̱râ) (PLACE)1. A city in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 18:23), probably identical to the city of Ephraim (2 Sam. 13:23) near Baal-hazor, as well as the city of Ephron mentioned in 2 Chr. 13:19. Ophrah is situated at modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh (178151), 6.5 km. (4 mi.) NE of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM [ēˊfrĭəm] (Heb. ˒ep̱rayim, from pārâ “be fruitful”; Gk. Ephraim) (PLACE). A town near Baal-hazor where Absalom intended to kill his halfbrother Amnon for dishonoring his sister Tamar (2 Sam. 13:23). It was probably identical to Ephron, mentioned at 2 Chr. 13:19 (RSV mg. “Ephraim”),
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ophrah
OPHRAH A town in the territory of Benjamin (Josh. 18:23), prominent in the war between the Philistines and Israel (1 Sam. 13:17); known in the Roman period as Afairema, or Aifraim. It was in the center of the northern district of Judah from 145 bc until the conquest by Pompey. Identified with et-Taiyibeh.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ophrah
OPHRAH The name of two places in the Old Testament.1. A town in Benjamin (Josh 18:23; 1 Sam 13:17), probably the modern et-Tayibeh north of Bethel. Ophrah was also later known as Ephron (2 Chr 13:17; 2 Sam 13:23; John 11:54).2. A town of the clan of Abiezer in Manasseh associated with the judge Gideon