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Lexicon :: Strong's H211 - 'ôp̄îr

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אוֹפִיר
Transliteration
'ôp̄îr
Pronunciation
o-feer'
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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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TWOT Reference: 50

Strong’s Definitions

אוֹפִיר ʼÔwphîyr, o-feer'; or (shortened) אֹפִיר ʼÔphîyr; and אוֹפִר ʼÔwphir; of uncertain derivation; Ophir, the name of a son of Joktan, and of a gold region in the East:—Ophir.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H211 in the following manner: Ophir (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H211 in the following manner: Ophir (13x).
  1. Ophir = "reducing to ashes"

    1. eleventh son of Joktan

    2. a land or city in southern Arabia in Solomon's trade route where gold evidently was traded for goods

    3. characteristic of fine gold

    4. fine gold

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אוֹפִיר ʼÔwphîyr, o-feer'; or (shortened) אֹפִיר ʼÔphîyr; and אוֹפִר ʼÔwphir; of uncertain derivation; Ophir, the name of a son of Joktan, and of a gold region in the East:—Ophir.
STRONGS H211:
אוֺפִיר proper name Ophirא׳ 1 Kings 10:11 +; אוֺפִ֫ירָה 1 Kings 9:28 + אוֺפִר Genesis 10:29; אֹפִיר 1 Kings 10:11
1. proper name, masculine 11th son of Joktan Genesis 10:29 (J) = 1 Chronicles 1:23; Greek Version of the LXX Οὐφειρ, Ὠφειρ, name of an Arabian tribe, see Genesis 10:30 & Di.
2. proper name, of a location (land or city south or southeast from Palestine, exact position unknown, compare below; Greek Version of the LXX Σωφηρα, Σωφειρα, Σουφειρ, etc.; Job 28:16 Ὠφειρ AC, compare 1 Kings 22:49 A Ὠφειρδε, B omitted) place whither Solomon's ships went from Ezion Geber, bringing thence gold 1 Kings 9:28 — compare 1 Kings 22:492 Chronicles 8:18; gold, almug- (sandal-?) wood & gems 2 Chronicles 10:11 (twice in verse), compare 2 Chronicles 9:10; probably 1 Kings 10:22 reference to same ships; they came once in three years with gold, silver, ivory, apes & peacocks (all from Ophir ?); 2 Chronicles 9:21 makes these ships go to Tarshish (but on Tarshish-ships, i.e. large, sea-going vessels, merchantmen, see 1 Kings 22:49 & below תַּרְשִׁישׁ).
3. characteristic of fine gold (in poetry & late) זְהַב א׳ 1 Chronicles 29:4; כֶּתֶם א׳ Isaiah 13:12; Job 28:16; Psalm 45:10.
4. hence for fine gold itself Job 22:24 (|| בֶּצֶר). — (If 2 = 1, then southern, probably south-eastern, Arabia (compare Di Genesis 10:29) furnished the gold; and other articles, which point farther east (e.g. to India, toward which the words קוֺפִים apes & תֻּכִּיִּים peacocks seem to lead), were either brought to Ophir by traders, & so found there by Solomon's men, or were found elsewhere by the latter, whose cruise may have taken them beyond Ophir, the name of Ophir alone, as source of gold-supply, being preserved. If (less likely) 1 & 2 are not the same, the only data for determining location of 2 are the articles brought, & one may look toward India, Ceylon or other islands, or even lower Africa. Particular theories have as yet no adequate support; e.g.
(a) old city Supara, or Uppara, in the region of Goa, Malabar coast (compare Greek Version of the LXX above 2, but also 1; form with Σ said on Coptic authority to denote India, see JablonskiiOpusc. ed. te Water i. 337; compare also JosAnt. viii. 6. 4; in that case its use by Greek Version of the LXX may indicate a theory of the location of Ophir);
(b) peninsula Malacca;
(c) island Sumatra;
(d) Sofâla, with city Zimbabye (southeast Africa);
(e) west coast of Arabia (where gold & silver formerly found), etc. On these & other theories, see Di Genesis 10:29 RiHWB, Herzog, SmithDict. Bib.; compare GlasSkizze ii. 367 ff.) **WMMAs.u.Eur.111 identifies with Egyptian Punt, on western coast of Red Sea.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

10:29; 10:29; 10:29; 10:29; 10:30

1 Kings

9:28; 9:28; 10:11; 10:11; 10:22; 22:49; 22:49; 22:49

1 Chronicles

1:23; 29:4

2 Chronicles

8:18; 9:10; 9:21; 10:11

Job

22:24; 28:16; 28:16

Psalms

45:10

Isaiah

13:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H211 matches the Hebrew אוֹפִיר ('ôp̄îr),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:29 - Ophir H211, Havilah, and Jobab; all of these were the sons of Joktan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:28 - And they went to Ophir H211 and received [fn]420 talents of gold from there, and brought it to King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:11 - And the ships of Hiram as well, which brought gold from Ophir H211, brought in from Ophir H211 a very great number of almug trees and precious stones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:48 - Jehoshaphat built ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir H211 for gold, but they did not go, because the ships were destroyed at Ezion-geber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:23 - Ophir H211, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:4 - namely, three thousand [fn]talents of gold, from the gold of Ophir H211, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the [fn]buildings;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:18 - And by his servants Huram sent him ships and servants who knew the sea; and they went with Solomon’s servants to Ophir H211 and took from there [fn]450 talents of gold, and brought it to King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:10 - The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir H211, also brought algum trees and precious stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:24 - And put your [fn]gold in the dust,
And the gold of Ophir H211 among the stones of the brooks,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - “It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir H211,
In precious onyx, or sapphire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Kings’ daughters are among Your noble women;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir H211.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:12 - I will make mortal man scarcer than pure gold
And mankind than the gold of Ophir H211.

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