Loading…
Forest of Ephraim
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Forest of Ephraim
Ephraim, Forest of (אֶפְרַיִם יַעַר‎, ephrayim ya'ar). A forest east of the Jordan where David’s army fought Absalom (2 Sam 18:6–8). Absalom was defeated and killed here (2 Sam 18:14–15). The narrative shows that it is east of the Jordan in the vicinity of Mahanaim (2 Sam 17:24), but the precise location
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Forest of (Place)
EPHRAIM, FOREST OF (PLACE) [Heb yaʿar ʾeprayim (יַעַר אֶפְרַיִם)]. The site of the battle where the forces of David defeated the men of Israel who had joined Absalom’s rebellion (2 Sam 18:6–8). Presumably it was also there that Absalom met his death (vv 9–15). Because of the direction of David’s earlier
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim, Forest of
Ephraim, Forest of. Rocky, wooded stretch of country east of the Jordan in the area of Mahanaim. It was here that David’s army defeated Absalom (2 Sm 18:6, kjv wood of Ephraim). The connection of this location with the territory of Ephraim is difficult. The most probable explanation is that Ephraim once
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephraim, Forest of
Ephraim, Forest of [Heb. yaʿar ʾep̱rayim]; AV “wood of Ephraim”; NEB FOREST OF EPHRON (dubious, since it lacks textual support, though 1 Macc. 5:46 and 2 Macc. 12:27 mention an Ephron in Gilead [Ephron 3]). An unidentified region E of the Jordan in the mountainous country either N or S of the river
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Forest of
EPHRAIM, FOREST OF Rocky, wooded stretch of country east of the Jordan in the area of Mahanaim. It was here that David’s army defeated Absalom (2 Sm 18:6). The connection of this location with the territory of Ephraim is difficult. The most probable explanation is that Ephraim once extended farther to
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephraim, Wood of
EPHRAIM, WOOD OF. According to 2 Sam 18:6, the conflict between the forces of David and Absalom took place in this rugged tract which was overgrown with trees and shrubs. The context locates the area on the E of the Jordan River in the vicinity of Mahanaim. Since the territory of Ephraim lay W of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephraim, Forest of
Ephraim (Heb. ʾEp̱rayim), Forest ofThe setting of the death of Absalom (2 Sam 18:6). One of perhaps several forests in Palestine during biblical times, its location has been a matter of debate. Since the forest is identified with Ephraim, some suggest it was located in the territory of Ephraim W of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Forest of
Ephraim, Forest of. An unknown forest (Heb. ya˓ar “woodland”; KJV “wood of Ephraim”) east of the Jordan, where David’s son Absalom lost his life in his own rebellion against his father, the king (2 Sam. 18:6–15). Because the exiled king of Israel had taken temporary shelter at Mahanaim (17:27) just
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephra-im the wood of
E´phra-im, The wood of, a wood, or rather a forest, on the east of Jordan, in which the fatal battle was fought between the armies of David and of Absalom. 2 Sam. 18:6.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Forest of
E´PHRAIM, FOREST OF. When David’s army had advanced into the field against Israel (those who followed Absalom) a battle was fought “in the forest of Ephraim” (2 Sam. 18:6). All the circumstances connected with the battle indicate that it took place E of the Jordan. Absalom had encamped in Gilead, and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Wood of
Ephraim, Wood ofa forest in which a fatal battle was fought between the army of David and that of Absalom, who was killed there (2 Sam. 18:6, 8). It lay on the east of Jordan, not far from Mahanaim, and was some part of the great forest of Gilead.