A city of Benjamin, written Ἐφραθὰ
by the LXX. (Joshua,
18.23) and Γοφερὰ
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,
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