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Ophel


Oh´fel; Heb., “hill”

The ridge extending south between the Kidron and Tyropoeon valleys that was fortified by David after his capture of Jerusalem (2Chr 27:3; 2Chr 33:14). Repaired by Nehemiah after the exile (Neh 3:26-27), it was also the dwelling of some Temple personnel (Neh 11:21).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.