Ophir


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Ophir

(ō`fər), in the Bible. 1 Seaport or region from which the ships of Solomon brought fine gold in great quantity. Sandalwood, precious stones, ivory, apes, and peacocks were also part of the triennial cargo. The location of Ophir is unknown. It has been variously identified with NE Africa, SE Arabia, and India, but the present tendency is to identify it with SW Arabia (the modern Yemen) and possibly the neighboring African coast. 2 Son of Joktan.

Ophir

Red Sea area noted for gold. [O.T.: I Kings 9:28; 10:11; 22:48]

Ophir

Bible a region, probably situated on the SW coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, renowned, esp in King Solomon's reign, for its gold and precious stones (I Kings 9:28; 10:10)
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