Ephraim

(fl. 19th-16th cent bce)
   Israelite, younger son of Joseph. His name became that of one of the tribes of Israel and of the more northern of the two Israelite kingdoms. During the period of the Judges, the tribe of Ephraim claimed priority. When the northern tribes seceded after Solomon's death, the first king of the northern kingdom of Israel (Jeroboam I) belonged to this tribe. The prophets later referred to the House of Judah and the House of Ephraim.

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  • EPHRAIM — (Heb. אֶפְרָיִם), younger son of joseph , born to him in Egypt by his wife asenath daughter of Poti Phera (Gen. 41:50–52); the eponymous ancestor of one of the two tribes descended from Joseph. Before his death, Jacob adopted both Ephraim and his …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ephraim — (Hebrew: אֶפְרַיִם/אֶפְרָיִם, Standard Efráyim Tiberian ʾEp̄ráyim/ʾEp̄rāyim ) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the second son of Joseph and Asenath, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Ephraim; however some Biblical scholars view this …   Wikipedia

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  • Ephraim — Ephraim, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 4505 Housing Units (2000): 1275 Land area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • EPHRAIM — EPHRAIM, family mainly active in Berlin. Its first member to settle there was Heine (ḤAYYIM) EPHRAIM (1665–1748), born in Altona, who rose to be court jeweler and head of the Berlin Jewish community (1726–32). His son was Veitel heine ephraim ,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPHRAIM — secundus Iosephi. fil. Gen. c. 41. v. 52. 1. Par. c. 6. v. 66. adoptatus in numerum filiorum Iacob, ita semen Abrahae multiplicavit, ut de tribu eius ad montem Sinai inventi sint, virorum qui gestandis armis essent idonei. 40 milia, quingenti,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ephraim, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 4505 Housing Units (2000): 1275 Land area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ephraim, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 353 Housing Units (2000): 771 Land area (2000): 3.897502 sq. miles (10.094483 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.897502 sq. miles (10.094483 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ephraim [2] — Ephraim (bibl. Geogr.), 1) Stamm des jüdischen Volks, s. oben; 2) Stadt im Stamme Ephraim; 3) Wald im Stamme Gad, wo Absalom geschlagen u. getödtet wurde; 4) Gebirg in Palästina; 5) (n. Geogr.), Gebirgszug im türkischen Ejalet Damas …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ephraim [1] — Ephraim, alter Name eines Gebirges in Mittelpalästina, im Gebiete der Stämme Ephraim und Benjamin …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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