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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