One reason Israel is so successful in the startup world, says Ophir, is because its citizens are known for speaking their minds.
Ophir, an American by birth, says he experienced a bit of a culture shock when he moved to Israel.
The mining is now all underground and drifts from the North Star and Ophir mines underlie a part of the town.
He and I were paying a visit to Jim in the cabin he had built on Ophir.
"Which makes everything look all the brighter for Ophir," laughed Frank.
So the following day found the three of us on the trail to Ophir.
The most beautiful thing in it was a great rose-tree which he called Gold of Ophir.
We were in that portion of the Ophir known as the "north mines."
I paused; I looked round; the land that just before had seemed to me so worthless took the value of Ophir.
To the east lay Argos and beyond that Ophir, proud kingdoms and avaricious.
name of a place mentioned in Old Testament as a source for fine gold; location still unknown. Hence Ophir-gold (1610s).
(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.