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Ephrath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephrathah
Ephrathah (אֶפְרָתָה‎, ephrathah). A wife of Caleb, son of Hezron (1 Chr 2:19, 50; 4:4).She was Caleb’s second wife, whom he married after his first wife, Azubah, died. She was the mother of Hur, and grandmother of Caleb the spy (1 Chr 2:19, 50).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephrathah (Person)
EPHRATHAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾeprātâ (אֶפְרָתָה)]. Var. EPHRATH. A wife of Hezron and subsequently of his son, Caleb. All the references to Ephrathah the person appear in the genealogical lists of 1 Chr 2:19, 24, 50; 4:4. At least three problems related to Hebrew genealogies make personal identification
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephrath, Ephrathah, Ephratah (Person)
Ephrath, Ephrathah, Ephratah (Person). Mother of Hur and Caleb’s second wife (1 Chr 2:19; alternately spelled Ephrathah, kjv Ephratah, in v 50).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephratah
The Shepherd’s Field with Bethlehem in the distance. HFVEPHRATAH, or EPHRATH1. Ephrath is the ancient name of Bethlehem (Gen 35:16, 19; 48:7). Ruth 4:11 and Mic 5:2 seem to imply that Ephratah was a district in which Bethlehem was situated. Although the spelling differs they refer to the same area.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ephrath, Ephrathah
EPHRATH, EPHRATHAH. 1. The ancient name of *Bethlehem Judah, which occurs in all cases but one (Gn. 48:7 ’ep̱rāṯ) in the form ’ep̱rāṯâ. Rachel was buried on the route there from Bethel (Gn. 35:16, 19; 48:7; cf. 1 Sa. 10:2); it was the home of Naomi’s family (Ru. 4:11), who are described as Ephrathites
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephrath
Ephrath (Heb. ʾep̱rāṯ) (PERSON) (also EPHRATHAH)The second wife of Caleb, mother of Hur and Asshur (1 Chr. 2:19); an alternate form of her name is Ephrathah (v. 24; 4:4).
Ephrathah
Ephrathah (Heb. ʾep̱rāṯâ) (PERSON)Another name for Ephrath, the wife of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:24; 4:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephrath
Ephrath [ĕfˊrăth] (Heb. ˒ep̱rāṯ) The second wife of Caleb, and the mother of Hur and Asshur (1 Chr. 2:19); her alternate name is Ephrathah (v. 24; 4:4).
Ephrathah (Person)
EPHRATHAH [ĕfˊrə thə] (Heb. ˒ep̱rāṯâ) (PERSON). Another name for Ephrath (1 Chr. 2:24; 4:4; KJV “(Caleb-)ephratah”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ephrath
EPHRATH, EPHRATHAH1. The wife of Hezron and later his son Caleb (1 Chr 2:19; 4:4) and hence the mother of Hur and Ashbur (1 Chr 2:24). On the basis of the genealogical lists in 1 Chronicles, the families of David and Elimelech were called Ephrathites (cf. Ruth 1:2; 1 Sam 17:12), and the clan was considered
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephratah
Eph´ratah, or Eph´rath (fruitful).1. Second wife of Caleb the son of Hezron, mother of Hur and grandmother of Caleb the spy, according to 1 Chron. 2:19, 50, and probably 24, and 4:4. (b.c. 1695.)2. The ancient name of Bethlehem-judah. Gen. 35:16, 19; 48:7.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephrathah
EPH´RATHAH (efʹra-tha), or Eph´rath (efʹrath; “fruitfulness, fruitful”).1. The second wife of Caleb the son of Hezron. She was the mother of Hur (1 Chron. 2:19) and grandmother of Caleb the spy (v. 50; 4:4), probably 1440 b.c.2. The ancient name of Bethlehem in Judah (Gen. 35:16, 19; 48:7), both of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephratah
Ephratahfruitful. (1.) The second wife of Caleb, the son of Hezron, mother of Hur, and grandmother of Caleb, who was one of those that were sent to spy the land (1 Chr. 2:19, 50).(2.) The ancient name of Bethlehem in Judah (Gen. 35:16, 19; 48:7). In Ruth 1:2 it is called “Bethlehem-Judah,” but the
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Relatives
Perez Father-In-Law
Hezron Father-In-Law
Hezron Husband
Caleb Husband
Hur Son
Helah Daughter-In-Law
Naarah Daughter-In-Law
Izhar Grandson
Uri Grandson
Ethnan Grandson
Zereth Grandson
Hareph Grandson
Shobal Grandson
Hepher Grandson
Haahashtari Grandson
Ahuzzam Grandson
Temeni Grandson
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