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        (1.) One of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:29).
        (2.) Some region famous for its gold (1 Kings 9:28; 10:11;
        22:48; Job 22:24; 28:16; Isa. 13:12). In the LXX. this word is
        rendered "Sophir," and "Sofir" is the Coptic name for India,
        which is the rendering of the Arabic version, as also of the
        Vulgate. Josephus has identified it with the Golden Chersonese,
        i.e., the Malay peninsula. It is now generally identified with
        Abhira, at the mouth of the Indus. Much may be said, however, in
        favour of the opinion that it was somewhere in Arabia.
Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'Ophir' Eastons Bible Dictionary". - Eastons; 1897.

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