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A city of Benjamin, written Ἐφραθὰ by the LXX. (Joshua, 18.23) and Γοφερὰ (1 Sam. 13.17). It is placed by Eusebius and S. Jerome v. M.P. east of Bethel. (Onomast. s. v. Aphra.) Dr. Robinson says that this accords well with the position of Et-Taiyibeh, a village of Greek Christians, on a conical hill on a high ridge of land, which would probably not have been left unoccupied in ancient times. (Bib. Res. vol. ii. pp. 123--125.)


Ophrah of the Abiezrites (Ἐφραθὰ πατσὸς τοῦ Ἐσδαί, LXX.; Judges, 6.11, 24, 8.27; in ver. 32. Ἀβὶ Ἐσδρί), a town in the half-tribe of Manasseh, west of Jordan, the native place of Gideon, where also he was buried. [G.W]

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