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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #669 - אֶפְרַיִם

Transliteration
'ephrayim
Phonetics
ef-rah'-yim
Origin
dual of (H672)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Ephraim = “double ash-heap: I shall be doubly fruitful”

1) second son of Joseph, blessed by him and given preference over first son, Manasseh

2) the tribe, Ephraim

3) the mountain country of Ephraim

4) sometimes used name for the northern kingdom (Hosea or Isaiah)

5) a city near Baal-hazor

6) a chief gate of Jerusalem

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (178)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
26
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
5
Isaiah
13
Jeremiah
7
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
3
NAS (180)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
27
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
5
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
7
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
3
HCS (180)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
27
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
5
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
7
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
3
BSB (180)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
27
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
5
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
7
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
3
ESV (174)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
27
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
6
2 Chronicles
15
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
4
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
7
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Zechariah
3
WEB (181)
Genesis
11
Numbers
13
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
18
Judges
27
1 Samuel
3
2 Samuel
4
1 Kings
2
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Psalms
5
Isaiah
14
Jeremiah
8
Ezekiel
4
Hosea
37
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
3
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֶפְרַיִם (perhaps, “double land,” “twin land,” comp. מִעְרַיִם), pr.n.

(1)  Ephraim, the younger son of Joseph, ancestor of the tribe of Ephraim (בְּנֵי אֶפְרַיִם Numbers 10:22 and simply אֶפְרַיִם Joshua 16:10), the boundaries of which, about the middle of the Holy Land are described, Joshua 16:5, seq. In this region was הַר אֶפְרַיִם “mount,” or “the mountain region of Ephraim,” Joshua 19:50, 20:7 21:21 Judges 2:9, 3:27. But different from this is “the wood of Ephraim,” 2 Samuel 18:6 which, from the narrative, must be beyond Jordan (comp. -2 Sa. 17:2429 ); probably so called from the slaughter, of the Ephraimites, -Judges 12:16. 2 Samuel 13:23, עִם אֶפְרַיִם “at Ephraim,” i.e. within the boundaries of the tribe.

Ephraim, as being the royal tribe, is applied as a name

(2) of the whole kingdom and people of the ten tribes, especially in the books of the prophets, Isaiah 9:8, 17:3 28:3 Hosea 4:17, 5:3, seq.; 9:3, seq.; Isaiah 7:2, “Syria rests עַל אֶפְרַיִם upon the borders of Ephraim.” Where the land is signified it is fem. Hosea 5:9 where the people, m. Isaiah 7:8. Comp. אֶפְרָת No. 2.

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List of Word Forms
אֶ֝פְרַ֗יִם אֶ֠פְרַיִם אֶפְרַ֔יִם אֶפְרַ֕יִם אֶפְרַ֖יִם אֶפְרַ֗יִם אֶפְרַ֙יִם֙ אֶפְרַ֛יִם אֶפְרַ֜יִם אֶפְרַ֣יִם אֶפְרַ֤יִם אֶפְרַ֥יִם אֶפְרַ֨יִם ׀ אֶפְרַיִם֒ אֶפְרַיִם֮ אֶפְרָ֑יִם אֶפְרָ֔יִם אֶפְרָ֖יִם אֶפְרָֽיִם׃ אפרים אפרים׃ וְ֭אֶפְרַיִם וְאֶפְרַ֕יִם וְאֶפְרַ֖יִם וְאֶפְרַ֗יִם וְאֶפְרַ֙יִם֙ וְאֶפְרַ֛יִם וְאֶפְרַ֜יִם וְאֶפְרָ֑יִם וְאֶפְרָֽיִם׃ וּבְאֶפְרַ֥יִם ואפרים ואפרים׃ ובאפרים כְּאֶפְרַ֖יִם כאפרים לְאֶפְרַ֔יִם לְאֶפְרַ֕יִם לְאֶפְרַ֗יִם לְאֶפְרַ֥יִם לְאֶפְרָ֑יִם לאפרים מֵֽאֶפְרַ֔יִם מֵֽאֶפְרַ֨יִם מֵאֶפְרַ֗יִם מֵאֶפְרַ֥יִם מאפרים ’ep̄·ra·yim ’ep̄·rā·yim ’ep̄rayim ’ep̄rāyim efRayim kə’ep̄rayim kə·’ep̄·ra·yim keefRayim lə’ep̄rayim lə’ep̄rāyim lə·’ep̄·ra·yim lə·’ep̄·rā·yim leefRayim mê’ep̄rayim mê·’ep̄·ra·yim meefRayim ū·ḇə·’ep̄·ra·yim ūḇə’ep̄rayim uveefRayim veefRayim wə’ep̄rayim wə’ep̄rāyim wə·’ep̄·ra·yim wə·’ep̄·rā·yim
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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