Ophir

[ oh-fer ]
/ ˈoʊ fər /
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noun

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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Ophir

/ (ˈəʊfə) /

noun

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

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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