OphrahThis is an article from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.
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- a fawn. 1 Chr. 4:14. (1.) A city of Benjamin
(Josh. 18:23);\nprobably identical with Ephron (2 Chr. 13:19) and Ephraim (John\n11:54).
(2.) "Of the Abi-ezrites." A city of Manasseh, 6 miles\nsouth-west of Shechem, the residence of Gideon
(Judg. 6:11;\n8:27, 32). After his great victory over the Midianites, he slew\nat this place the captive kings (8:18-21). He then assumed the\nfunction of high priest, and sought to make Ophrah what Shiloh
\nshould have been. This thing "became a snare" to Gideon and his\nhouse. After Gideon's death his family resided here till they\nwere put to death by Abimelech
(Judg. 9:5). It is identified\nwith Ferata.
From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)