Ephah (son of Midian)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EPHAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿêpâ (עֵיפָה)]. Three persons in the OT, one of which (if not all three) was an Arabian tribe. If Ephah is a genuine personal name, it can be compared to Ar ǵayfâʾ and ǵâfah (a kind of tree); compare the Hebrew personal name Elon. This explanation does not, however, apply to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephah (Person). 1. Son of Midian, an offspring of Abraham through his concubine Keturah (Gn 25:4; 1 Chr 1:33). Isaiah mentions him as a gold trader (60:6). Some manuscripts mention two sons of Midian with the same name, Ephah, but that is an error of misspelling.2. Caleb’s concubine, who bore him three
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephah (son of Midian)
1. The son of Midian, descended from Abraham by his wife Keturah (Gen. 25:4 par 1 Ch. 1:33), mentioned again in Isa. 60:6 as a tribe, transporting gold and frankincense from Sheba, thus bringing enlargement to Judah and praise to Yahweh. According to some scholars ʿêp̱â is an abbreviation of ʿAyappa,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
EPHAH1. A branch of the Midianites (Gen 25:4; 1 Chr 1:33), living in NW Arabia, rich in camels and dromedaries (Isa 60:6). They are called Håaiapâ in Assyrian inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III.2. A woman of the family of Caleb (1 Chr 2:46).3. A son of Jahdai, family of Caleb, of Judah (1 Chr 2:47).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephah (Heb. ʿêp̱â) (PERSON)1. One of the sons of Midian (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33). The name presumably designates a Midianite tribe, from the region SE of Palestine along the northeast shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. The tribe was famous for raising camels (Isa. 60:6).2. Caleb’s concubine, mother of Haran,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
E´PHAH (ēʹfȧ; “gloom”).1. The first named of the five sons of Midian (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33). His descendants formed one of the tribes of the desert connected with the Midianites, Shebaites, and Ishmaelites (Isa. 60:6–7) and had its seat on the E coast of the Elanitic Gulf.2. A concubine of Caleb,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephah—gloom. (1.) One of the five sons of Midian, and grandson of Abraham (Gen. 25:4). The city of Ephah, to which he gave his name, is mentioned Isa. 60:6, 7. This city, with its surrounding territory, formed part of Midian, on the east shore of the Dead Sea. It abounded in dromedaries and camels (Judg.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary