Ophel @ hill; mound, the long, narrow, rounded promontory on the southern slope of the temple hill, between the Tyropoeon and the Kedron valley ( 2Chronicals:27:32Chronicals:33:14; Nehemiah:3:26-27). It was surrounded by a separate wall, and was occupied by the Nethinim after the Captivity. This wall has been discovered by the engineers of the Palestine Exploration Fund at the south-eastern angle of the temple area. It Isaiah:4 feet below the present surface. In 2Kings:5:24 this word is translated "tower" (R.V., "hill"), denoting probably some eminence near Elisha's house.