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People of Ophrah
The residents of the city of Ophrah. Gideon destroyed their altar to Baal and their Asherah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
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
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
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
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Oph´rah (fawn).1. A town in the tribe of Benjamin. Josh. 18:23; 1 Sam. 13:17. Jerome places it five miles east of Bethel. It is perhaps et-Taiyibeh, a small village on the crown of a conspicuous hill, four miles east-northeast of Beitı̂n (Bethel).2. More fully, Ophrah of the Abiezrites, the native