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The land allotted to the tribe of Ephraim as their inheritance. Often used as a designation of the northern kingdom.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
EPHRAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾeprayim (אֶפְרַיִם)]. 1. One of the tribal territories of Israel, the name of which was often synonymous with that of the N kingdom of Israel. See the EPHRAIM (PERSON) articles.2. An important town near Baal-hazor; it was at Baal-hazor that Absalom kept his sheepshearers and where
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim (Place). 1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephraim (town of)
1. A town near Baal-hazor, Absalom’s sheep farm on which he arranged to assassinate his half-brother Amnon, two years after Amnon’s sin with his sister Tamar (2 S. 13:23). That it was located N of Jerusalem seems to be indicated by v 34. It may be identical to the Ephron of 2 Ch. 13:19 and the Ophrah
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
EPHRAIM (Place)1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephraim (ee´fray-im; Heb., probably “fruitful place”; note Gen. 41:52 for a popular etymology).1 Joseph’s younger son born in Egypt to Asenath. Ephraim was blessed by Jacob (Gen. 48:1–20) and favored over his brother Manasseh, portending the ascendancy of the Ephraimite tribe.2 An increasingly prominent
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephraim, City of
EPHRAIM, CITY OF. Jn 11:54 depicts Jesus leaving Judea and departing into the region near the wilderness to a town called Ephraim, because of the threat of violence by the priests after Lazarus’ resurrection. The site may be modern et-Taiyibeh, situated on a conspicuous conical hill commanding a view
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephraim (Heb. ʾep̱rayim) (PLACE)A town S of Baal-hazor and ca. 23 km. (14 mi.) N of Jersualem in the Judean hills, usually identified with modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh (178151). Here Absalom avenged the rape of his sister Tamar by the murder of her assailant Amnon (2 Sam. 13:23). After Lazarus’ raising, Jesus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
E´phra-im, that portion of Canaan named after Joseph’s second son. Gen. 41:50–52. The boundaries of the portion of Ephraim are given in Josh. 16:1–10. The south boundary was coincident for part of its length with the north boundary of Benjamin. It extended from the Jordan on the east, at the reach opposite
E´phra-im. In “Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim” was Absalom’s sheep-farm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. 2 Sam. 13:23. There is no clue to its situation.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, City of
E´PHRAIM, CITY OF. This town was mentioned as being in the wilderness (John 11:54). It lay NE of Jerusalem. Christ found refuge there when threatened with violence by the priests in consequence of raising Lazarus from the dead. Identified as et Taiyibeh, about five miles NE of Bethel and fifteen miles