Ophrah (of Manasseh)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HAPHARAIM (PLACE) [Heb ḥapārayim (חַפָרַיִם)]. A town located in the territory of the tribe of Issachar, mentioned only in Josh 19:19. Yeivin (1957: 590) equated Hapharaim with both Number 53 (ʿpr wr) and Number 54 (ʿpr šri) in the List of Thutmose III at Karnak. However, Kallai (HGB, 422) has noted
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
Hapharaim, Haphraim. Town included in the territory allotted to Issachar’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 19:19, kjv Haphraim). Its location is uncertain, though some have identified it with et-Taiyibeh, about 10 miles northwest of Beth-shan.
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
Hapharaim haf-ə-rāʹəm [Heb. ḥap̱ārayim—‘two pits’]; AV HAPHRAIM haf-rāʹəm. One of the sixteen cities, with their villages, assigned to the tribe of Issachar when Canaan was divided among the tribes of Israel after the Conquest under Joshua (Josh. 19:19). Sheshonq (Shishak) includes it in his list
2. A city in the territory W of the Jordan allotted to Manasseh; it belonged to the clan of Abiezer (Jgs. 6:11, 15, 24, 34; 8:32; 9:5; cf. Josh. 17:2; 1 Ch. 7:18). Ophrah was the home of Gideon and the place where he received a divine commission to deliver Israel from the oppressing Midianites, built
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HAPHARAIM Town included in the territory allotted to Issachar’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 19:19). Some scholars have identified it with et-Taiyibeh, about ten miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Beth-shan.
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)
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
HAPHRAIM. A town in Issachar mentioned as between Shunem and Shion (Josh 19:19). Spelled ḥprm in Shishak’s list of conquered Palestinian towns. Probably located at et-Taiyibeh NW of Bethshan and seven miles NE of Jezreel.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
Hapharaim (Heb. ḥăp̱ārayim)A city in the territory allotted to the tribe of Issachar (Josh. 19:19). Some scholars have associated it with a site (Egyp. ḥprm) mentioned in Shishak (Sheshonk) I’s list of conquered cities inscribed at Karnak or with two cities (ʒpr wr, ʒpr šri) in a list of Thutmose
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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 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