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).

2Chr 27:3

3He built the upper gate of the house of the Lord, and did extensive building on the wall of Ophel.

2Chr 33:14

14Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, reaching the entrance at the Fish Gate; he carried it around Ophel, and r ... View more

Neh 3:26-27

26and the temple servants living on Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.27After him the Tekoites repai ... View more

Neh 11:21

21But the temple servants lived on Ophel; and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.

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