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Mount Ephraim
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim, Mount
Ephraim, Mount. kjv expression referring to the hill country in central Palestine where Ephraim’s tribe was located (Jos 20:1; Jgs 19:1, 16, 18; 1 Sm 1:1, etc.). The area was one of the most productive in Palestine.See Ephraim (Place) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mount Ephraim
Mount Ephraim [Heb har ʾep̱rayim] (Jer. 4:15). Elsewhere the RSV and NEB translate this expression “hill country of Ephraim” (AV consistently Mount Ephraim); no reason for this exception is apparent. See Ephraim, Hill Country of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Mount
EPHRAIM*, MOUNT kjv expression referring to the hill country in central Palestine where Ephraim’s tribe was located (Jos 20:7; Jgs 19:1, 16, 18; 1 Sm 1:1). The area was one of the most productive in Palestine.See also Ephraim (Place) #1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephraim, Mount of
EPHRAIM, MOUNT OF. A comparison of Josh 17:15; 19:50; 20:7; 21:21; Jdg 2:9; 3:27; 1 Sam 1:1 reveals the collective usage of the term; i.e., not any one single mount is set forth in every instance, but the reference is to the hill country or highlands which characterized the whole territory of the tribes
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephra-im Mount
E´phra-im, Mount, is a district which seems to extend as far south as Ramah and Bethel, 1 Sam. 1:1; 7:17; 2 Chron. 13:4, 19, compared with 15:8, places but a few miles north of Jerusalem, and within the limits of Benjamin.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Mount of
E´PHRAIM, MOUNT OF. Also called by other names, such as the “hill country of Israel” (Josh. 11:21) and the “hills” or “mountains of Samaria” (Jer. 31:5–6; Amos 3:9). In the NASB it is called the “hill country of Ephraim”; NIV, “hills of Ephraim.” Joshua’s burial place was among these mountains, at Timnath-heres,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Mount
Ephraim, Mountthe central mountainous district of Palestine occupied by the tribe of Ephraim (Josh. 17:15; 19:50; 20:7), extending from Bethel to the plain of Jezreel. In Joshua’s time (Josh. 17:18) these hills were densely wooded. They were intersected by well-watered, fertile valleys, referred to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EPHRAIM, MOUNT([הַר אֶפְרַיִם‎, har ’ephrayim]): Means that part of the mountain which fell to Ephraim (Joshua 19:50, etc.). The natives speak today of Jebel Nablus, Jebel Cafed, etc., meaning that section of the central range which is subject to each city. It is better therefore to retain the rendering
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ephʹra-im [very fruitful], the name of a man, of a tribe, of a mountain-range, of a wood and of a city.1. The second son of Joseph, who took precedence of his elder brother, Manasseh, in consequence of the blessing of his grandfather Jacob (Gen. 48). Each of Joseph’s two sons was head of a tribe, while
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Mount
EPHRAIM, MOUNT KJV designation for the hill country belonging to Ephraim. Modern translations use the phrase “hill country of Ephraim” since an entire region is intended rather than a particular mount. Scripture specifies that the following cities were located in the hill country of Ephraim: Bethel (Judg.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Mount Ephraim
Mount Ephraim. See Ephraim, Mount. Similarly for other mountains that have proper names (e.g., Hermon, Mount; Nebo, Mount; Tabor, Mount; etc.).
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