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ophir

ophir


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ophir,  CO  (town,  FIPS  55870) 
  Location:  37.85688  N,  107.82893  W 
  Population  (1990):  69  (35  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  81426 
  Ophir,  UT  (town,  FIPS  56750) 
  Location:  40.36968  N,  112.25429  W 
  Population  (1990):  25  (30  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ophir 
  (1.)  One  of  the  sons  of  Joktan  (Gen.  10:29). 
 
  (2.)  Some  region  famous  for  its  gold  (1  Kings  9:28;  10:11; 
  22:48;  Job  22:24;  28:16;  Isa.  13:12).  In  the  LXX.  this  word  is 
  rendered  "Sophir,"  and  Sofir"  is  the  Coptic  name  for  India, 
  which  is  the  rendering  of  the  Arabic  version,  as  also  of  the 
  Vulgate.  Josephus  has  identified  it  with  the  Golden  Chersonese, 
  i.e.,  the  Malay  peninsula.  It  is  now  generally  identified  with 
  Abhira,  at  the  mouth  of  the  Indus.  Much  may  be  said  however,  in 
  favour  of  the  opinion  that  it  was  somewhere  in  Arabia. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ophir,  fruitful  region