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Territory of Ephraim
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Place, Critical Issues
Ephraim, Place (אֶפְרַיִם‎, ephrayim). The land allotted to the tribe of Ephraim as their inheritance. Often used as a designation of the northern kingdom.
Ephraim, son of Joseph
Ephraim, son of Joseph (אֶפְרַיִמ‎, ephrayim, “double fruitfulness”). Second son of Joseph and Asenath and direct ancestor of Joshua. Patriarch of the tribe of Ephraim.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Person)
EPHRAIM (PERSON) [Heb ʾeprayim (אֶפְרַיִם)]. EPHRAIMITES. The second son of the biblical patriarch Joseph, and the eponymous ancestor of the tribe bearing this name. The central hill country of Palestine was called Ephraim after the tribe associated with that region. This entry consists of two articles,
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM (PLACE) [Heb ʾeprayim (אֶפְרַיִם‎)]. 1. One of the tribal territories of Israel, the name of which was often synonymous with that of the N kingdom of Israel. See the EPHRAIM (PERSON) articles.2. An important town near Baal-hazor; it was at Baal-hazor that Absalom kept his sheepshearers and where
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephraim (Person)
Ephraim (Person). Joseph’s younger son, born of Joseph and Asenath before the 7 years of famine in Egypt (Gn 41:52). He was the ancestor of an Israelite tribe, and his name came to designate the northern kingdom of Israel (Is 7:5, 8; Jer 31:18, 20; Hos 5:3, 5). Ephraim’s boyhood overlapped the last 17
Ephraim (Place)
Ephraim (Place). 1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay
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
Ephraim
Ephraim ēʹfrē-əm, ēʹfrā-əm [Heb. ʾeprayim < either pārâ—‘be fruitful’ or ʾēp̱er—‘earth’; Gk. Ephraim]. The name of the younger of the two sons of Joseph and Asenath, born in Egypt; and of the tribe named after him, its territory, and by extension, the northern kingdom.Ephraim and his brother
Ephraim (town of)
1. A town near Baal-hazor, Absalom’s sheep farm on which he arranged to assassinate his half-brother Amnon, two years after Amnon’s sin with his sister Tamar (2 S. 13:23). That it was located N of Jerusalem seems to be indicated by v 34. It may be identical to the Ephron of 2 Ch. 13:19 and the Ophrah
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Person)
EPHRAIM (Person) Joseph’s younger son, born of Joseph and Asenath before the seven years of famine in Egypt (Gn 41:52). He was the ancestor of an Israelite tribe, and his name came to designate the northern kingdom of Israel (Is 7:5, 8; Jer 31:18–20; Hos 5:3–5). Ephraim’s boyhood overlapped the last
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM (Place)1. Area allotted to Ephraim’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 16:5–8; 17:7–11). Ephraim and Manasseh originally were recognized as “the people of Joseph” (Jos 16:4). Together they occupied the central highlands area between Jerusalem and the plain of Esdraelon. Ephraim’s territory lay to
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 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
EPHRAIM. The name “Ephraim” is built upon a root meaning “to be fruitful” (Gen 41:52). Its dual form and prophecies added by Jacob (Gen 48:19) and Moses (Deut 33:17) indicate great fruitfulness.1. The son of Joseph. The name was given by Joseph to his second son (Gen 46:20). Both sons were adopted by
Ephraim, City of
EPHRAIM, CITY OF. Jn 11:54 depicts Jesus leaving Judea and departing into the region near the wilderness to a town called Ephraim, because of the threat of violence by the priests after Lazarus’ resurrection. The site may be modern et-Taiyibeh, situated on a conspicuous conical hill commanding a view
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ephraim
EPHRAIM. The second son of Joseph, born to him by Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, before the years of famine came (Gn. 41:50–52). The sick Jacob acknowledged the two sons of Joseph (Gn. 48:5), blessing Ephraim with his right hand and Manasseh with his left (vv. 13–14), thus signifying that Ephraim
Ephraim
EPHRAIM (geographical). The boundaries of Ephraim are recorded in Jos. 16, and with Manasseh in Jos. 17. Only some of the main topographical features of these boundaries have so far been determined beyond dispute; most of the places mentioned cannot be precisely located at present.The S boundary of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephraim
Ephraim (Heb. ʾep̱rayim) (PERSON)The second son of the patriarch Joseph and eponymous ancestor of the tribe, which lent its name to the central hill country of Palestine.
Ephraim (Place)
Ephraim (Heb. ʾep̱rayim) (PLACE)A town S of Baal-hazor and ca. 23 km. (14 mi.) N of Jersualem in the Judean hills, usually identified with modern eṭ-Ṭaiyibeh (178151). Here Absalom avenged the rape of his sister Tamar by the murder of her assailant Amnon (2 Sam. 13:23). After Lazarus’ raising, Jesus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephraim (Person)
EPHRAIM [ēˊfrĭ əm] (Heb. ˒ep̱rayim, from pārâ “be fruitful”; Gk. Ephraim) (PERSON). The second son of Joseph and Asenath, and the eponymous ancestor of a tribe by the same name; as with other similar figures, it is frequently difficult to determine whether the individual or the social group is
Ephraim (Place)
EPHRAIM [ēˊfrĭəm] (Heb. ˒ep̱rayim, from pārâ “be fruitful”; Gk. Ephraim) (PLACE). A town near Baal-hazor where Absalom intended to kill his halfbrother Amnon for dishonoring his sister Tamar (2 Sam. 13:23). It was probably identical to Ephron, mentioned at 2 Chr. 13:19 (RSV mg. “Ephraim”),
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ephraim
EPHRAIM The second son of Joseph by Asenath and the ancestor of the tribe of Ephraim. Ephraim was born in Egypt (Gen 41:52; 46:20). In giving his blessing to the sons of Joseph, Jacob adopted both Ephraim and Manasseh as his own, but he preferred the younger Ephraim to his older brother (Gen 48:14–16).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephra-im
E´phra-im (double fruitfulness), the second son of Joseph by his wife Asenath. (b.c. 1715–1708.) The first indication we have of that ascendency over his elder brother Manasseh which at a later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is in the blessing of the children by Jacob. Gen. 48.
Ephra-im
E´phra-im, that portion of Canaan named after Joseph’s second son. Gen. 41:50–52. The boundaries of the portion of Ephraim are given in Josh. 16:1–10. The south boundary was coincident for part of its length with the north boundary of Benjamin. It extended from the Jordan on the east, at the reach opposite
Ephra-im
E´phra-im. In “Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim” was Absalom’s sheep-farm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. 2 Sam. 13:23. There is no clue to its situation.
Ephra-im
E´phra-im, a city “in the district near the wilderness” to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. John 11:54.
Ephra-imite
E´phra-imite. Of the tribe of Ephraim; elsewhere called “Ephrathite.” Judges 12:5.