* See on
1Ki 9:27,28 10:22
* Hiram. Ophir.
Conjectures respecting the situation of Ophir are endless.
Grotius conjectures it to be a part of Arabia called Aphar by
Arrian; while Bochart and others have placed it in the island
of Ceylon. Calmet supposes it to have been situated in
Armenia; but his late editor places it at the head of the
Indus. Josephus says that Ophir is the Indies, called the
Gold country; by which he is supposed to mean Chersonesus
Aurea, now Malacca, opposite Sumatra; and Le Poivre observes
that the inhabitants of these places call their gold mines
* took thence.