Places Study on Ophel

Places Study on Ophel

Deuteronomy 1: These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2 Samuel 15: And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counseller, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.
2 Samuel 15: And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2 Samuel 15: But if thou return to the city, and say unto Absalom, I will be thy servant, O king; as I have been thy father's servant hitherto, so will I now also be thy servant: then mayest thou for me defeat the counsel of Ahithophel.
2 Samuel 16: And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him.
2 Samuel 16: Then said Absalom to Ahithophel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.
2 Samuel 16: And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
2 Samuel 16: And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had inquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.
2 Samuel 17: Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night:
2 Samuel 17: And when Hushai was come to Absalom, Absalom spake unto him, saying, Ahithophel hath spoken after this manner: shall we do after his saying? if not; speak thou.
2 Samuel 17: And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given is not good at this time.
2 Samuel 17: And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
2 Samuel 17: Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counselled.
2 Samuel 17: And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you.
2 Samuel 17: And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.
2 Samuel 23: Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
1 Chronicles 27: And Ahithophel was the king's counseller: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion:
1 Chronicles 27: And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
2 Chronicles 27: He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.
2 Chronicles 33: Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.
Nehemiah 3: Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
Nehemiah 3: After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
Nehemiah 11: But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ophel
Ophel (ô'fel), hill, swelling. A hill of ancient Jerusalem and fortified by a wall. 2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 33:14; Nehemiah 3:26-27; Nehemiah 11:21, but it is now outside the walls of the city. See Jerusalem.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ophel
Hill; mound, the long, narrow, rounded promontory on the southern slope of the temple hill, between the Tyropoeon and the Kedron valley (2 Chronicles 27:3 ; 33:14 ; Nehemiah 3:26,27 ). It was surrounded by a separate wall, and was occupied by the Nethinim after the Captivity. This wall has been discovered by the engineers of the Palestine Exploration Fund at the south-eastern angle of the temple area. It Isaiah 4 feet below the present surface. In 2 Kings 5:24 this word is translated "tower" (RSV, "hill"), denoting probably some eminence near Elisha's house.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ophel
The name of a wall in the house of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 27:3)

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ophel
OPHEL. See Jerusalem, II. § 1, 2.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ophel
A tower; darkness; small white cloud
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ophel
Hebrew "the Ophel," i.e. the "swelling declivity" by which the temple hill slopes off on its southern side as a long round narrow promontory between the mouth of the Tyropeon central valley of the city and the Kedron valley of Jehoshaphat. On its eastern side is the fount of the Virgin; at the bottom is the lower outlet of the same spring, the pool of Siloam. Here was the "great tower" (Eder? Hebrew Micah 4:8) and the Levites' residence. It was near the water gate (Nehemiah 3:26-27; Nehemiah 11:21). Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" Manasseh "compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 33:14); on the Ophla, as Josephus calls it (see B.J. 5:4, section 2; 6, section 1, 3). For "the forts" (Isaiah 32:14). translated Ophel "the mound." James the Less was called Οblias , explained "bulwark of the people" (Hegesippus, in Eusebius H.E. ii. 23), perhaps originally Οphli-am , from Ophel. He was martyred by being thrown from the temple pinnacle near the boundary of Ophel.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ophel
A part of Jerusalem, first mentioned in 2 Chronicles 27:3 , where it is said that Jotham built much "on the wall of Ophel." Manasseh in his building, "compassed about Ophel and raised it up a very great height.' 2 Chronicles 33:14 . On the return from exile the Nethinim dwelt there. Nehemiah 3:26,27 ; Nehemiah 11:21 . It is supposed to have been at the S.E. corner of Jerusalem, outside the present walls, near the Virgin's fountain. The same word is translated 'tower' in 2 Kings 5:24 , as in the margin of some of the above passages.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ophel
(oh' feel) Place name meaning, “swelling, fat, “bulge,” or “mound.” It became the proper name of a portion of the hill on which the city of David was built (2 Chronicles 27:3 ). The Ophel was just south of Mount Moriah, on which the Temple was constructed, joining the old city with the area of Solomon's palace and Temple. The hill has been inhabited since pre-Israelite times by peoples such as the Jebusites from whom David took the site. David and later kings further fortified Ophel. It served as the living quarters for those who rebuilt the ramparts following the Exile (Nehemiah 3:26-27 ). This may reflect a gradual extension of the name to an ever-larger area. Micah used the Hebrew term to name “the strong hold of the daughter of Zion” (Nehemiah 4:8 ). Isaiah warned that the “forts” or “hill” (NAS) would be destroyed (Isaiah 32:14 ). The Hebrew term is used with an uncertain meaning in 2 Kings 5:24 for “tower,” “hill,” (NAS), “citadel” (NRSV). The term also occurs on the Moabite stone.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ophel
A quarter of Jerusalem adjacent to the temple, and therefore occupied by the Nethinim, Nehemiah 3:26,27 11:21 . It appears to have been enclosed by a wall, and fortified by a strong tower, 2 Chronicles 27:3 33:14 ; and is thought to be meant by the Hebrew Micah 4:8 . There can be little doubt that the name belongs to the lower ridge into which Mount Moriah sinks, south of the area of the mosque. It is one hundred yards wide, and extends six hundred yards to the south, terminating in a bluff forty or fifty feet high above the pool of Siloam. It is separated from Mount Zion on the west by the valley called Tyropoeon, and is now devoted to the culture of olives, figs, and other fruit.

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Ophel - Hebrew "the Ophel," i. Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" Manasseh "compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3; 2 Chronicles 33:14); on the Ophla, as Josephus calls it (see B. translated Ophel "the mound. 23), perhaps originally Οphli-am , from Ophel. He was martyred by being thrown from the temple pinnacle near the boundary of Ophel
Siloam, Tower of - Jotham "built much on the wall of Ophel" (2 Chronicles 27:3); "Manasseh compassed about Ophel" (2 Chronicles 33:14); a "tower lay (projecting) out" in Ophel (Nehemiah 3:26); such a projection might easily fall
Ophel - Ophel
Gispa - An overseer of the Nethinim in Ophel after the exile
Gis'pa - (caress ), one of the overseers of the Nethinim, in "the Ophel," after the return from captivity
o'Phel - Ophel was the swelling declivity by which the mount of the temple slopes on its southern side into the valley of Hinnom--a long, narrowish rounded spur or promontory, which intervenes between the mouth of the central valley of Jerusalem (the Tyropoeon) and the Kidron, or valley of Jehoshaphat. In ( 2 Chronicles 27:3 ) Jotham is said to have built much "on the wall of Ophel. " Manasseh, among his other defensive works, "compassed about Ophel
Ziha - Ruler of the Nethinim in Ophel (Jerusalem)
Ziha - Chief of the Nethinim in Ophel (Nehemiah 11:21)
Ophel - A part of Jerusalem, first mentioned in 2 Chronicles 27:3 , where it is said that Jotham built much "on the wall of Ophel. " Manasseh in his building, "compassed about Ophel and raised it up a very great height
zi'ha - ) ... Chief of the Nethinim in Ophel
Ophel - Ophel (ô'fel), hill, swelling
Siloam, Tower, in - In connection with Ophel, there is mention made of "a tower that lieth out ," ( Nehemiah 3:26 ) and there is no unlikelihood in connecting this projecting tower with the tower in Siloam, while one may be almost excused for the conjecture that its projection was the cause of its ultimate fall
Ophel - The Ophel was just south of Mount Moriah, on which the Temple was constructed, joining the old city with the area of Solomon's palace and Temple. David and later kings further fortified Ophel
Eliashib - He rebuilt the eastern city wall (3:1), his own mansion being in that quarter, on the ridge Ophel (3:20,21)
Tyropoeon Valley - A narrow depression between Jerusalem's Ophel (Hill of David) and the western or upper hill of the city
Hill, Hill Country - The KJV and REB understood the Hebew Ophel as a fortress or citadel (2 Kings 5:24 ; Isaiah 32:14 ; Micah 4:8 )
Jotham - He erected the high gate of the house of the Lord, and built much on Ophel; also in the mountains of Judah he built cities, castles, and towers
Siloam - John 9:7,11 , or SHILOAH, Nehemiah 3:15 Isaiah 8:6 ; a fountain and pool at the vase of the hill Ophel, near the opening of the Tyropoeon into the valley of the Kidron on the south of Jerusalem; ... "Siloah's brook, that flowed ... Fast by the oracle of God. The fountain is in an arched excavation in the foot of the cliff above the pool; and the small basin here is connected by a winding passage cut through the solid rock under the hill Ophel, with the "Fountain of the Virgin" eleven hundred feet north on the east side of Mount Moriah
Kedron - and the precipitous Moriah and Ophel on the W. The fountain of the Virgin is at the foot of Ophel, and is thought to be fed from the cisterns beneath the old temple. Beyond Ophel, Kedron valley meets Tyropeon and Hinnom valleys
Nethinim - The Nethinim resided in the Ophel district of Jerusalem, likely near the water gate (Nehemiah 3:26 ), a site conducive with their task as water bearers
Millo - The area came to be called the Ophel, meaning “high” or “lofty
Manasseh - He abolished the idols he had worshipped and the diviners he had consulted; accomplished many reforms for the spiritual and material good of his kingdom; repaired the defenses of Jerusalem, enclosing with Ophel on the southeast; and strengthened the walled cities of Judah
Valley - ), "either (1) because there were several valleys within the city and adjacent to it, as the vale between Mount Zion and Moriah, the vale between Mount Moriah and Mount Ophel, between these and Mount Bezetha, and the valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of the brook Kidron, etc
Zion - Hezekiah brought his aqueduct (2 Chronicles 22:30; 2 Chronicles 33:14) from Gihon, the Virgin's fountain, to the western side of the city of David (which is thus Ophel)
Nethinims - There were some of them also at Jerusalem, who inhabited that part of the city called Ophel, Nehemiah 3:26
Siloam, the Pool of - ... Silwan stands at the southern extremity of the temple mountain, known as "the Ophel. It is near the beginning of the projection of the temple hill called "Ophel
Jotham - gate of the inner or upper court (see Ezekiel 8:3; Ezekiel 8:5; Ezekiel 8:14; Ezekiel 8:16; Ezekiel 9:2; Ezekiel 40:38-43), and built much at the wall of the Ophel (the S
Fenced Cities - The tower of Hananeel is mentioned Jeremiah 31:38; Zechariah 14:10; Nehemiah 3:1, where also is mentioned "the tower of Meah," "the tower of the furnaces" (Nehemiah 3:11), "the great tower that lieth out even unto the wall of Ophel" (Nehemiah 3:27)
Nethinim - Ophel and the Levite cities were their dwelling place, and they had their own rulers (Ezra 2:70; Nehemiah 11:21)
Tombs - Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the East. The water gate led from Ophel to the Virgin fountain. The stairs of the city of David led down Ophel to near the pool of Siloam; probably then David's tomb was either cut in the face of the rock or near to the top of the steep (40 or 50 feet high) with which Ophel ridge ends, just over Siloam. end of Ophel in the Tyropoeon valley, the site of the king's winepresses, near the king's garden (Zechariah 14:10) (W
Zion or Sion - This mount, together with Moriah and Ophel, was enclosed by the first wall, and fortified by citadels, 1 Chronicles 11:5
Sil'Oam - " A little way below the Jewish burying-ground, but on the opposite side of the valley, where the Kedron turns slightly westward and widens itself considerable, is the fountain of the Virgin, or Um'ed'Deraj , near the beginning of that saddle-shaped projection of the temple hill supposed to be the Ophel of The Bible and the Ophlas of Josephus
Kidron (1) - and the hill Ophel on the West
Jerusalem - These hills are traditionally named Acra, Bezetha, Zion , and Ophel , in the N. respectively; and Ophel is further subdivided (but without any natural line of division) into Ophel proper and Moriah , the latter being the northern and higher end. But the majority of modern scholars are now coming to an agreement that the pre-Davidic Jerusalem was situated on the hill known as Ophel , the south-eastern of the four hills above enumerated, in the space intercepted between the Tyropœon and Kidron valleys. ... If the identification of the Jebusite city with Ophel be admitted, we cannot fail to identify it also with the ‘ city of David ,’ in which he dwelt ( 2 Samuel 5:9 ). These erections were not in the ‘city of David’ ( 1 Kings 9:24 ), which occupied the lower slopes of Ophel to the south, but on the summit of the same hill, where their place is now taken by the Mohammedan ‘Noble Sanctuary. the pool of Siloam at the foot of the Tyropœon Valley; and the Water-gate on Ophel, over the ‘Virgin’s Fountain
Jerusalem - It was but a part of the continuous ridge on the east side of the city, overlooking the deep valley of the Kidron; rising on the north, after a slight depression, into the hill Bezetha, the "new city" of Joephus, and sinking away on the south into the hill Ophel. In the mouth of the Tyropoeon, between Ophel and Zion, is the pool of Siloam. ... Of the WALLS of ancient Jerusalem, the most ancient that of David and Solomon, encircled the whole of Mount Zion, and was also continued around Moriah and Ophel. This southern wall, in the period of kings and of Christ, traversed the outmost verge of those hills, inclosing the pool of Siloam, Ophel, and portions apparently of the valleys of Hinnom and the Kidron, 2 Chronicles 33:14 Nehemiah 2:14 3:15
Jerusalem - ... To the four hills, Zion, Ophel, Acra, and Moriah, in the ancient city may be added the hill of Goath, and Bezetha, the new town. Ophel was the southern continuation of the eastern bill, which gradually came to a point at the junction of the valleys Tyropœon and Jehoshaphat. The ancient city included the southern slopes of Zion and Ophel, which in modern times have been under cultivation, thus fulfilling the prediction, "Zion shall be ploughed like a field. The rock-cut conduit, leading for 1700 feet under Ophel, connecting the Pool of Siloam with the Virgin's Fountain, in which the Siloam inscription was discovered in 1880, dates from the time of the Hebrew kings
Nethinim - They lived in a special quarter of the city, named Ophel, i
City - The area of Lachish, for example, did not exceed 15 acres; Taanach and Megiddo each occupied from 12 to 13 acres an area about equal to the probable extent of the Jehusite city on Ophel captured by David ( 2 Samuel 5:6 ff
Jeru'Salem - The southern continuation of the eastern hill was named Ophel , which gradually came to a point at the junction of the valleys Tyropoeon and Jehoshaphat; and the norther BEZETHA, "the new city," first noticed by Josephus, which was separated from Moriah by an artificial ditch, and overlooked the valley of Kedron on the east; this hill was enclosed within the walls of Herod Agrippa. Water Supply --(Jerusalem had no natural water supply, unless we so consider the "Fountain of the Virgin," which wells up with an intermittent action from under Ophel. The whole of the slopes south of the Haram area (the ancient Ophel), and the modern Zion, and the west side of the valley of Jehoshaphat, presents the appearance of gigantic mounds of rubbish
Jerusalem - "David was buried in the city of David (here used in a vague sense (see Birch's remark quoted at the close of this article) of the Ophel S. of which are Ophel), supplied from Bethlehem and Solomon's pools. Jotham "built the high gate of the house of the Lord" connecting the palace and the temple (2 Chronicles 23:20; 2 Chronicles 27:3); and built much at the wall of Ophel, the S
Temple - On the south side, which was enclosed by the wall of Ophel, there were notable gates nearly in the centre. From this a double funnel nearly 200 feet in length, leads to a flight of steps which rise to the surface in the court of the temple, exactly at that gateway of the inner temple which led to the altar, and is one of the four gateways on this side by which any one arriving from Ophel would naturally wish to enter the inner enclosure
Solomon - For the long space of thirteen years he was engaged in the erection of a royal palace on Ophel ( 1 Kings 7:1-12 )
Great, To Be; Heavy - ” This phrase is applied to Uzziah’s building activities: “… And on the wall of Ophel he built much” (2 Chron
Bethesda - We must therefore look for the Pool of Bethesda in this vicinity, and may at once eliminate several proposed identifications elsewhere, such as the Hammâm csh-Shifâ, near the ‘Gate of the Cotton Merchants,’ about the middle of the west side of the Temple area, where there is a pool with pillars and masonry, some sixty feet below the present surface, the waters of which are still supposed to possess healing properties (Furrer); and the Pool of Siloam, where the remains of four columns in the east wall, with four others in the centre, ‘show that a structure with five openings or porches might easily have been erected’ (Alford); and the Fountain of the Virgin, the intermittent spring at the bottom of a deep cavern at the foot of the Ophel slope south-east of the Temple (Robinson)
Jerusalem - The priests' quarter grew up on Ophel, south of the Temple, where also was Solomon's Palace outside the original city of David
Jeroboam - " When Solomon was building Millo, and was closing the gap (not "the breaches," for no hostile attack had been made since David had fortified the city, 2 Samuel 5:9), long afterwards called Tyropreon, separating Zion from Moriah and Ophel, so as to bring the temple mount within the city wall, and so complete the fortification of the city of David, he found Jeroboam able and energetic in "doing the work" (margin, 1 Kings 11:28), so he made him overseer over all "the hoary work" of the house of Joseph
Pronunciation of Proper Names - Where Cheyne prefers Abime′lech, Ahitho′phel, Jocheb′ed, Joha′nan, Stevenson gives Abim′elech, Ahith′Ophel, Joch′ebed, Jo′hanan
Temple - side by which anyone arriving from Ophel would enter the inner enclosure
Jerusalem - direction, running along the slope of Ophel to join the Temple enclosure at its S
Jerusalem (2) - Ophlas (the Ophel of the OT) seems in Josephus’ (BJ v