Ophir, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural
N 38° 53.478 W 121° 07.476
10S E 662648 N 4306385
Quick Description: Ophir is a wealthy port mentioned in the Bible.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2014 3:18:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMKWAQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
Ophir is a port mentioned in the Bible, where King Solomon received a shipment of gold, silver and sandlewood. Ophir was known for its wealth.

The town of Ophir in California has a population of under 200 and lies just west of Auburn, California in Placer County..

From the Jewish Virtual Library: (visit link)

Trade between Palestine and Ophir was possible by sea from the port of Ezion-Geber, but only in the time of Solomon was an attempt made to reach Ophir and take gold, precious stones, and sandalwood from there (I Kings 9:28; 10:11; II Chron. 8:18; 9:10). An attempt made during the reign of Jehoshaphat to reach Ophir did not succeed, as the ships prepared for this undertaking in Ezion-Geber broke on the rocks (I Kings 22:49).

Other quotes of Ophir, From Bible Hub: (visit link)

1 Kings 10:11 And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought …

Genesis 10:29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

1 Chronicles 29:4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven …

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants …

2 Chronicles 9:10 And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which …

Job 22:24 Then shall you lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the …

Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, …

Psalm 45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand …

Isaiah 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the …

2 Chronicles 8:18 And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants …
Bible verse: 1 Kings 9:28 They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

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