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- A city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:23); probably identical with Ephron (2 Chron 13:19) and Ephraim (John 11:54), the modern Palestinian city of Taybeh. The Israeli settlement of Ofra is close to the site as well. According to Epiphanius, it was situated 5 miles east of the city of Bethel.
- "Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites," a city of Manasseh, 6 miles (10 km) south-west of Shechem, the residence of Gideon (Judges 6:11; 8:27,32). After his great victory over the Midianites, he slew at this place the captive kings (8:18-21). He then assumed the function of high priest, and sought to make Ophrah what Shiloh should have been. This thing "became a snare" to Gideon and his house. After Gideon's death his family resided here until they were put to death by Gideon's son Abimelech (Judges 9:5). It is identified with Ferata.
- A grandchild of Othniel Ben Kenaz, mentioned in 1 Chr 4:14.
- Epiphanius' Treatise on Weights and Measures - The Syriac Version (ed. James Elmer Dean), University of Chicago Press 1935, p. 72 (section 67)
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