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(Bible) Bible a region, probably situated on the SW coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, renowned, esp in King Solomon's reign, for its gold and precious stones (I Kings 9:28; 10:10)


(ˈoʊ fər)

a country of uncertain location from which gold and precious stones and trees were brought for Solomon. I Kings 10:11.
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Mercedes uttered a cry which made the tears start from Monte Cristo's eyes; but these tears disappeared almost instantaneously, for, doubtless, God had sent some angel to collect them -- far more precious were they in his eyes than the richest pearls of Guzerat and Ophir.
Ay,' said Evans, 'but I will spin you a queerer yarn than that'; and he went on to tell me how he had found in the far interior a ruined city, which he believed to be the Ophir of the Bible, and, by the way, other more learned men have said the same long since poor Evans's time.
Possibly the severest struggle was waged on Ophir, the veriest of moose-pastures, whose low-grade dirt was valuable only because of its vastness.
In the Rinkabilly watershed, eighty miles away, he built his reservoir, and for eighty miles the huge wooden conduit carried the water across country to Ophir.
to get rid of his scattered holdings on the various creeks, and without thanks to any one he finished his conduit, built his dredges, imported his machinery, and made the gold of Ophir immediately accessible.
And when he let the word go out, the Guggenhammers vied with the English concerns and with a new French company in bidding for Ophir and all its plant.
Even great Ophir, with its thousand men on the pay-roll, closed down.
As Ophir explains in the preface, his goal is "a critical biography.
Ophir Energy Plc Analyst Notes On June 26, 2014, Ophir Energy Plc (Ophir) announced that it has completed drilling operations at the Okala-1 well in the Mbeli Block offshore Gabon, but found no significant hydrocarbon shows in the target reservoirs.
The market was disappointed to learn that there will be a drilling delay in some of the wells Ophir part owns alongside BG, causing the slight fall in BG's share price.
We really know very little about these animals, yet they are being used in very impressive applications," Ophir said.
Ophir says his work aims to observe the rats in their natural environment and then identify personality types, or temperaments, that may determine whether some rats are better at detecting the bombs, AOL News reports.