Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spanň, «Where Should One Look for Gideon’s Ophra?», Vol. 86 (2005) 478-493
The hypothesis presented in this article offers a new way of explaining a number of discrepancies in the biblical text. Perhaps more importantly, it opens the door to the identification of a place known from the biblical tradition with a known site of archaeological importance. Finally, the identification of Ophra with Ramat Rahel, which in ancient times was very likely called hrp(-tyb@ / rp(-tyb@, sheds light on the tradition of connecting Ephratah (htrpa) with Judah, (1 Chr 1,19. 50), and the hitherto difficult hrp( tyb@ in Mic 1,10.