Places in the Bible Today:

Ophrah 1


Translated NameOphrah
Notesin Benjamin
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1 Identification

  1. Taybeh (modern): 80% confidence
    1. cityscape of TaybehTaybeh

Verses (2)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 18:23
1Sam-Esth (1)
1Sam 13:17

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookOphrah (of Benjamin) (2007)Ophrah 1
OpenBible.infoa53b82d (Ophrah 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_2301
WikipediaOphrah (partial)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 440
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Ophrah (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Ophrah
  4. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Ophrah
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Ophrah
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 175
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ophrah
  9. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  10. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 18:23; 1Sam 13:16-22
  11. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 13:16-18
  12. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ophrah
  13. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Ophrah
  14. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  15. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 18
  16. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  17. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 129
  18. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ophrah
  19. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): 2Chr 13:19
  20. McKinny, Historical Geography of the Administrative Division of Judah (2014): page 328
  21. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  22. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ophrah
  23. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  24. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  25. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ophrah
  26. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Ophrah (Place)
  27. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Ofra
  28. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Ophrah
  29. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 18:21-24
  30. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Ophrah
  31. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  32. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  33. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 13:17

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

Places with Similar Names

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Ralf Lotys


This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.