Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #669: 'Ephrayim (pronounced ef-rah'-yim)

dual of masculine form of 672; double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory:--Ephraim, Ephraimites.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


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

Part of Speech: noun proper masculine

Relation: dual of H672


This word is used 180 times:

Genesis 41:52: "And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land"
Genesis 46:20: "Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Poti-pherah"
Genesis 48:1: "sons, Manasseh and Ephraim."
Genesis 48:5: "And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt"
Genesis 48:13: " Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand,"
Genesis 48:14: "and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand"
Genesis 48:17: "hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's"
Genesis 48:17: "his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto"
Genesis 48:20: "saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim"
Genesis 48:20: "and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh."
Genesis 50:23: "And Joseph saw Ephraim's of the third generation: the children also of Machir"
Numbers 1:10: "Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel"
Numbers 1:32: "Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers,"
Numbers 1:33: "Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, thousand and five hundred."
Numbers 2:18: "On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim"
Numbers 2:18: "according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud."
Numbers 2:24: "All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were a hundred thousand and eight thousand"
Numbers 7:48: "of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim,"
Numbers 10:22: "And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his host"
Numbers 13:8: "Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea of Nun."
Numbers 26:28: "of Joseph after their families and Ephraim."
Numbers 26:35: "These are the sons of Ephraim of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher,"
Numbers 26:37: "These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand"
Numbers 34:24: "And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan."
Deuteronomy 33:17: "of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh."
Deuteronomy 34:2: "And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah,"
Joshua 14:4: "two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: therefore they gave no part unto the Levites"
Joshua 16:4: "So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance."
Joshua 16:5: "And the border of the children of Ephraim was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east"
Joshua 16:8: "This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families."
Joshua 16:9: "And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh,"
Joshua 16:10: "in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day,"
Joshua 17:8: "the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;"
Joshua 17:9: "of the river: these cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast"
Joshua 17:10: "Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward and the sea is his border; and they met together"
Joshua 17:15: "of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow"
Joshua 17:17: "unto of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great"
Joshua 19:50: "even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt"
Joshua 20:7: "Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, which is Hebron, in the mountain"
Joshua 21:5: "out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan,"
Joshua 21:20: "even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim."
Joshua 21:21: "her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer;"
Joshua 24:30: "which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash."
Joshua 24:33: "which was given him in mount Ephraim."
Judges 1:29: "Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites"
Judges 2:9: "of his inheritance in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash."
Judges 3:27: "that he blew in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with"
Judges 4:5: "Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to"
Judges 5:14: "Out of Ephraim was there a root after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of"
Judges 7:24: "and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters"

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