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Morrish Bible Dictionary [1]

One of the tribe of Ephraim.  Judges 12:4,5 . See Ephrathite

Holman Bible Dictionary [2]


Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [3]

as a designation of a descendant of the patriarch Ephraim, is properly denoted in the Hebrews by the patronymic בֶּןאּאֶפְרִיַם , Son Of Ephraim ( Numbers 10:22, plur. A.V. "children of Ephraim"), or simply Ephraim (often rendered " Ephraimites" in the A.V.);. but in  Judges 12:5 it appears as a rendering of אֵפְרָתַי , an Ephrathite (q.v.), meaning thereby, however, an Ephraimite, which is apparently likewise the meaning of the same Hebrews word in  1 Samuel 1:1;  1 Kings 11:26, in both which passages, however, the A.V. regularly Anglicizes "Ephrathite." The narrative in Judges raises the inquiry whether the Ephraimites had not a peculiar accent orpatois, similar to that which in later times caused "the speech" of the Galilaeans to "betray" them to the inhabitants of Jerusalem ( Matthew 26:73).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [4]

ē´fra - im - ı̄t ( אפרים , 'ephrayim  ; singular אפרתי , 'ephrāthı̄ ): A member of the tribe of Ephraim ( Joshua 16:10 , etc.). See also Ephrathite .