Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is
their clothing: they are
all the work of cunning men
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were
girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
UPHAZ . A supposed country or region mentioned in Jeremiah 10:9 , Daniel 10:5 , as a source of gold. Probably the word is miswritten for Ophir (wh. see).
J. F. McCurdy.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We read of the gold of Upham, perhaps the same as Opher: the certain man, Daniel saw in a vision, had his loins apparently girded with it. (Daniel 10:5) The church speaks of her Lord's head, as of this gold. (Song of Song of Solomon 5:11) And John's account of the Lord Jesus Christ is much to the same amount. (Revelation 1:13, etc.) What sublime descriptions they all are of the glories of his person. But how infinitely short of what Christ really is!
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Probably another name for Ophir (Jeremiah 10:9 ). Some, however, regard it as the name of an Indian colony in Yemen, southern Arabia; others as a place on or near the river Hyphasis (now the Ghana), the south-eastern limit of the Punjaub.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(yoo' faz) Unidentified source of fine gold (Jeremiah 10:9 ; Daniel 10:5 ) or else a term for fine gold. A related Hebrew term is translated “best gold” (1 Kings 10:18 ; Isaiah 13:12 ). Uphaz is possibly a copyist's change for Ophir at Jeremiah 10:9 as indicated by early versions.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Jeremiah 10:9; Daniel 10:5. Ophir, of which Uphaz is a corruption. (See OPHIR.)
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Some place from whence gold was brought. Jeremiah 10:9 ; Daniel 10:5 ; supposed according to some ancient versions to be the same as OPHIR,q.v.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Pure gold; gold of Phasis or Pison
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A region producing fine gold, Jeremiah 10:9 Daniel 10:5 . In Hebrew it differs from Ophir by only one letter; and it is thought to denote the same region.
- Ophir, of which Uphaz
is a corruption
is possibly a copyist's change for Ophir at Jeremiah 10:9 as indicated by early versions
- Arabia, Sheba, and Ophir, Uphaz
, and Parvaim (used for "gold" in Job 22:24), were the gold producing countries
- Daniel 10:5, a similar passage, where ‘pure gold of Uphaz
- ) Gold was imported from Ophir, Sheba, Parvaim, and Uphaz
(1 Kings 9:27-28; 1 Kings 10:2; 1 Kings 10:10; 2 Chronicles 3:6; Jeremiah 10:9)