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Tribe of Ephraim
Ephra-imite • Ephraim • Ephraimites • The Tribe of Ephraim
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephra-imite
E´phra-imite. Of the tribe of Ephraim; elsewhere called “Ephrathite.” Judges 12:5.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim
E´PHRAIM (ēʹfra-im; “fruitful”). The second son of Joseph by Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera (Gen. 46:20), born during the seven years of plenty, about 1880 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, the tribe of
Ephraim, The tribe oftook precedence over that of Manasseh by virtue of Jacob’s blessing (Gen. 41:52; 48:1). The descendants of Joseph formed two of the tribes of Israel, whereas each of the other sons of Jacob was the founder of only one tribe. Thus there were in reality thirteen tribes; but the number
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ephraim, Tribe of
EPHRAIM, TRIBE OF — descendants of Ephraim, who settled the land of Canaan as one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Their territory was bounded on the north by Manasseh (west of the River Jordan) and on the south by Dan and Benjamin (Josh. 16:5–10).From the early days, the tribe of Ephraim was an influential
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EPHRAIM (1)
EPHRAIM (1)<e’-fra-im>, <e’-fra-im> ([אֶפְרַיִם‎, ’ephrayim], “double fruit”):
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Ephraim
Ephraim.—1. City of Palestine, in the tribe of Benjamin, anciently called Ophra or Ophera; now called Thayebeh, northeast of and adjacent to Bethel. 2. Tribe of Israel, issue of the second son of Joseph, whom Jacob adopted in giving to him the same rank as to his own sons.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ephraim (Person and Tribe)
Ephraim (person and tribe) ee’fray-im (אֶפְרַיִםH713, derivation uncertain, but by popular etymology, “doubly fruitful”; gentilic אֶפְרָתִיH718, “Ephraimite” [the form can also mean “Ephrathite”; see Ephrath]). The younger of two sons born to Joseph and Asenath in Egypt; his older brother was Manasseh
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ephraim (1)
EPHRAIM, eʹfra-im, ēʹfrā̇-im (אֶפְרַיִם‎, ’ephrayim, “double fruit”): The younger of the two sons of Joseph and Asenath, born in Egypt.