Ophir (Oh´fuhr)

A people descended from Shem (Gen 10:29; 1Chr 1:23). The land of these people is designated by the same name (1Kgs 9:28; 1Kgs 10:11) and was a famous source of gold (Job 22:24; Job 28:16; Ps 45:9; Isa 13:12).

Gen 10:29

29Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the descendants of Joktan.

1Chr 1:23

23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the descendants of Joktan.

1Kgs 9:28

28They went to Ophir, and imported from there four hundred twenty talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

1Kgs 10:11

11Moreover, the fleet of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a great quantity of almug wood and precious stones.

Job 22:24

24if you treat gold like dust,
and gold of Ophir like the stones of the torrent-bed,

Job 28:16

16It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
in precious onyx or sapphire.

Ps 45:9

9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isa 13:12

12I will make mortals more rare than fine gold,
and humans than the gold of Ophir.

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