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Territory of Ephraim (Place)
Ephraim • Tribe of Ephraim
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
a. Ephraim (16:1–10)
a. Ephraim (16:1–10). The descriptions for Ephraim and Manasseh are difficult to understand and contain few assured identifications (see EPHRAIM, EPHRAIMITES). Apparently an older form of this description dealt with the house of Joseph as a unit (vv. 1, 4). This has caused a fragment of Joseph’s south
B. Territory
B. TerritoryEphraim occupied the high hill country situated in the southern region of the central highlands of Israel. The “hill country of Ephraim” constituted a distinct geographical entity within early Israel (e.g., Josh 17:15; Judg 3:27; 4:5; 1 Sam 1:1; 9:4; 2 Chr 13:4). The area is topographically
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