fruitful region

(abundane). + The eleventh in order of the sons of Joktan. (Genesis 10:29; 1 Chronicles 1:23) (B.C. after 2450.) + A seaport or region from which the Hebrews in the time of Solomon obtained gold. The gold was proverbial for its fineness, so that “gold of Ophir” is several times used as an expression for […]

-1. Son of Joktan Ge 10:29; 1Ch 1:23 -2. A country celebrated for its gold and other valuable merchandise .Products of, used by Solomon and Hiram 1Ki 9:28; 10:11; 2Ch 8:18; 9:10 .Jehoshaphat sends ships to, which are wrecked at sea 1Ki 22:48 .Gold of, proverbial for its fineness 1Ch 29:4; Job 22:24; 28:16; Ps […]

(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. […]