Uphaz (Yoo´faz)

An otherwise unknown location where gold was obtained (Jer 10:9; Dan 10:5). Many scholars think the intended reference is Ophir, a near-legendary source of gold (1Kgs 9:28). Other scholars have suggested that Uphaz is a misspelled form of the word for “refine” (Heb. mûphâz) and should be translated “pure” or “finest” (1Kgs 10:18; Song 5:11). Various English versions translate the word different ways.

Jer 10:9

9Beaten silver is brought from Tarshish,
and gold from Uphaz.
They are the work of the artisan and of the hands of the goldsmith;
their clothing is blue and pur ... View more

Dan 10:5

5I looked up and saw a man clothed in linen, with a belt of gold from Uphaz around his waist.

1Kgs 9:28

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

1Kgs 10:18

18The king also made a great ivory throne, and overlaid it with the finest gold.

Song 5:11

11His head is the finest gold;
his locks are wavy,
black as a raven.

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