Joshua 18:23
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and Avvim and Parah and Ophrah,

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And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

Darby Bible Translation
and Avvim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

World English Bible
Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,

Young's Literal Translation
and Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Ophrah (Joshua 15:9 note), to be distinguished here and in 1 Samuel 13:17 from the Ophrah of Judges 6:11, is probably the Ephrain of 2 Chronicles 13:19, and the Ephraim of John 11:54. It is conjecturally identified with "Et-Taiyibeh," on the road from Jerusalem to Bethel.

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Beth-El. Beth-Aven.
Josephus thus describes the land of Benjamin; "The Benjamites' portion of land was from the river Jordan to the sea, in length: in breadth, it was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." Let these last words be marked, "The breadth of the land of Benjamin was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." May we not justly conclude, from these words, that Jerusalem and Beth-el were opposite, as it were, in a right line? But if you look upon the maps, there are some that separate these by a very large tract of land,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
If a faithful picture of society in ancient Greece or Rome were to be presented to view, it is not easy to believe that even they who now most oppose the Bible could wish their aims success. For this, at any rate, may be asserted, without fear of gainsaying, that no other religion than that of the Bible has proved competent to control an advanced, or even an advancing, state of civilisation. Every other bound has been successively passed and submerged by the rising tide; how deep only the student
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Deuteronomy 2:23
And the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim who came from Caphtor, destroyed them and lived in their place.)

Joshua 18:22
and Beth-arabah and Zemaraim and Bethel,

Joshua 18:24
and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.

1 Samuel 13:17
And the raiders came from the camp of the Philistines in three companies: one company turned toward Ophrah, to the land of Shual,

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