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Ephraimites (the Conquest)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Tribe of
Ephraim, Tribe of (אֶפְרַיִם‎, ephrayim; בֵּן אֶפְרַיִם‎, ben ephrayim) The descendants of the patriarch Ephraim (Num 1:10, 32–33; 26:35–37; 34:24; Josh 16:4, 9, etc.). For further details on this tribe, see this article: Israel, Tribes of.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim, Tribe of
Ephraim, Tribe of. Tribe descended from the patriarch Joseph’s second son. Both Ephraim and his brother Manasseh were regarded as sons also by their grandfather Jacob and became his heirs.Many Bible commentators think that in naming his son Ephraim (Gn 41:52), Joseph was making a play on words based
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephraimite
Ephraimite ēʹfra-im-īt [Heb. ʾep̱rayim, sing ʾep̱rāṯî] (Josh. 16:5, 8f.; Jgs. 12:5f.; 1 S. 1:1; 1 K. 11:26; 1 Ch. 12:30; 27:20; 2 Ch. 25:7; Ps. 78:9); AV, NEB, also EPHRATHITE. A member of the tribe of Ephraim.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Tribe of
EPHRAIM, TRIBE OF Tribe descended from the patriarch Joseph’s second son. Both Ephraim and his brother Manasseh were regarded as sons also by their grandfather Jacob and became his heirs.Many Bible commentators think that in naming his son Ephraim (Gn 41:52), Joseph was making a play on words based
Ephraimite
EPHRAIMITE Name given to a person from the tribal area of Ephraim. See Ephraim (Place) #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephraim
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
Ephraimite
Ephraimite (ee´fray-uh-mit), the term for a person of the tribe of Ephraim (translating Heb. ’ephrati in Judg. 12:5; 1 Sam. 1:1; 1 Kings 11:26, which is elsewhere translated “Ephrathite”).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephraimite
EPHRAIMITE. In Josh 16:10; Jdg 12:4, 5, 6, Ephraimite is used to denote anyone from the tribe of Ephraim (q.v.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephraimite
Ephraimite [ěˊfrĭ ə mīt] (Heb. ˒ep̱rāṯî [sing.], ˒ep̱rayim [pl.]). A member of the tribe of Ephraim (e.g., Judg. 12:5; RSV, NIV). The KJV renders plural references as “children of Ephraim” (Heb. benê˒ep̱rayim; e.g., Josh. 16:5; cf. JB “sons of Ephraim”); at 1 Sam. 1:1; 1 Kgs.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephra-imite
E´phra-imite. Of the tribe of Ephraim; elsewhere called “Ephrathite.” Judges 12:5.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim
E´PHRAIM (ēʹfra-im; “fruitful”). The second son of Joseph by Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera (Gen. 46:20), born during the seven years of plenty, about 1880 b.c.
Ephraimite
E´PHRAIMITE (ēʹfrā-mīt). A descendant of the patriarch Ephraim (Judg. 12:5; 1 Sam. 1:1; 1 Kings 11:26); also rendered Ephrathite (which see). The narrative in Judges seems to indicate that the Ephraimites had a peculiar accent, or patois, similar to that which in later times caused the speech of the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, the tribe of
Ephraim, The tribe oftook precedence over that of Manasseh by virtue of Jacob’s blessing (Gen. 41:52; 48:1). The descendants of Joseph formed two of the tribes of Israel, whereas each of the other sons of Jacob was the founder of only one tribe. Thus there were in reality thirteen tribes; but the number
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraimite
EphraimiteEphraimite (efʹrah-im-īt), the term for a person of the tribe of Ephraim (translating Heb. ’eprātî, in Judg. 12:5; 1 Sam. 1:1; and 1 Kings 11:26, which is elsewhere translated ‘Ephrathite’).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Tribe of
EPHRAIM, TRIBE OF — descendants of Ephraim, who settled the land of Canaan as one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Their territory was bounded on the north by Manasseh (west of the River Jordan) and on the south by Dan and Benjamin (Josh. 16:5–10).From the early days, the tribe of Ephraim was an influential
Ephraimites
EPHRAIMITES [EE fruh im ites] — descendants of Ephraim, a son of Joseph, and inhabitants of the territory of Ephraim (Josh. 16:10; Judg. 12:4–6).
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