A town in the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:23; 1 Samuel 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 Beitin (Bethel).
More fully, Ophrah of the Abiezrites, the native place of Gideon (Judges 6:11) and the scene of his exploits against Baal (Judges 6:24), his residence after his accession to power (Judges 9:5), and the place of his burial in the family sepulchre (Judges 8:32). It was probably in Manasseh (Judges 6:15) and not far distant from Shechem (Judges 9:1, 5).
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866)
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