Ophir: 1. One of the sons of Joktan
2. Some region famous for its gold
(1 Kings 9:28; 10:11; 22:48)
(Job 22:24; 28:16; Isaiah 13:12) In the LXX. this word is rendered
"Sophir," and "Sofir" is the Coptic name for India, which is the
rendering of the Arabic version, as also of the Vulgate.
Josephus has identified it with the Golden Chersonese, i.e., the
Malay peninsula. It is now generally identified with Abhira, at
the mouth of the Indus. Much may be said, however, in favour of
the opinion that it was somewhere in Arabia.