- a country of uncertain location, possibly southern Arabia or the eastern coast of Africa, from which gold and precious stones and trees were brought for Solomon. I Kings 10:11.
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Examples from the Web for ophir
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.
So the following day found the three of us on the trail to Ophir.
He and I were paying a visit to Jim in the cabin he had built on Ophir.
Where the Ophir of the Bible really is, will ever be a question of doubt.Tales of the Malayan Coast
In the case of each this was his introduction to the social life of Ophir.
Ophir is my destination at present, though it is uncertain how long I remain there.
- 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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Word Origin and History for ophir
name of a place mentioned in Old Testament as a source for fine gold; location still unknown. Hence Ophir-gold (1610s).
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