Places in the Bible Today:

Ophrah 2


Translated NameOphrah
Notesin Manasseh
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

7 Possible Identifications

  1. Afula (modern): 55% confidence
    1. ruins at AfulaAfula

  2. Khirbet Taiyibeh (modern): 20% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Khirbet TaiyibehKhirbet Taiyibeh

  3. Ramat Rahel (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Ramat RahelRamat Rahel

  4. Et Taiyibeh (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Et TaiyibehEt Taiyibeh

  5. Silat ad Dhahr (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of Silat ad DhahrSilat ad Dhahr

  6. Farata (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. cityscape of FarataFarata

  7. Tell el Farah (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. satellite view of the region around Tell el FarahTell el Farah

Verses (5)

Judg 6:11, 6:24, 8:27, 8:32, 9:5

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookOphrah (of Manasseh) (2007)Ophrah 2
OpenBible.infoabd637f (Ophrah 2)
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. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Ophrah
  6. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  7. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Judg 6:11
  8. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Ophrah
  9. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Ophrah
  12. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Ophrah
  13. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Judg 6:11
  14. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 5
  15. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Ophrah
  16. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  17. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  18. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Ophrah
  19. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 152
  20. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): page 56
  21. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  22. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  23. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 6:11

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications 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 (in this case, Afula), 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

Thumbnail Image Credits

Deror_avi, Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019, Bukvoed, doron kirshberg, محمد الفلسطيني, עדירל


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. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.