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  1. Ephraim(ProperNoun)

    (Old Testament) younger son of Joseph, eponymous ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel

  2. Ephraim(ProperNoun)

    a male given name

  3. Ephraim(ProperNoun)

    A hunter's name for the grizzly bear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ephraim(noun)

    a hunter's name for the grizzly bear

    Etymology: [The proper name.]


  1. Ephraim

    Ephraim; was, according to the Book of Genesis, the second son of Joseph and Asenath. Asenath was an Egyptian woman whom Pharaoh gave to Joseph as wife, and the daughter of Potipherah, a priest of On. Ephraim was born in Egypt before the arrival of the children of Israel from Canaan. Ephraim had sons: Shuthelah, Beker, and Tahan. However, 1 Chronicles 7 claims that he also had two more sons, Ezer and Elead, who were killed by local men who came to rob him of his cattle. He then had another son, Beriah, who carried on his name. From him was descended Joshua, son of Nun, who in time became the leader of the Israelite tribes in the conquest of Canaan. According to the biblical narrative, Jeroboam, who became the first king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, was also from the house of Ephraim.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ephraim

    one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the one to which Joshua belonged, located in the centre of the land; powerful in the days of the Judges, the chief of the 10 tribes that revolted under Jeroboam after the death of Solomon, and is found often to give name to the whole body of them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ephraim in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ephraim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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