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1. Son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10:29 ; 1 Chronicles 1:23 . He is judged to have settled in Arabia.

2. Place from whence Solomon imported gold, precious stones, and almug trees. These were brought by ships to the Gulf of Akaba. Possibly southern Arabia is alluded to; but India and Africa have also been suggested. 1 Kings 9:28 ; 1 Kings 10:11 ; 1 Kings 22:48 ; 1 Chronicles 29:4 ; 2 Chronicles 8:18 ; 2 Chronicles 9:10 ; Job 22:24 ; Job 28:16 ; Psalm 45:9 ; Isaiah 13:12 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ophir'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/o/ophir.html. 1897.

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