Ephrath (Ef´rath)

1 A place on the way to which Rachel was buried (Gen 35:16). It was located in the territory of Benjamin (1Sam 10:2) near Ramah (Jer 31:15), and thus it was not Bethlehem. 2 A place identified with Bethlehem (Gen 35:19; Gen 48:7) and spelled Ephrathah in Ruth 4:11; Ps 132:6; and Mic 5:1. 3 The wife of Caleb (1Chr 2:9); spelled with feminine ending in 1Chr 2:50 and 1Chr 4:4. 4 A Hebrew word the adjectival form of which, Ephrathite (1Sam 17:12), also designates an Ephraimite (Judg 12:5; 1Sam 1:1; 1Kgs 11:26).

Gen 35:16

The Birth of Benjamin and the Death of Rachel
16Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel was in childbirth, ... View more

1Sam 10:2

2When you depart from me today you will meet two men by Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; they will say to you, ‘The donkeys that you went t ... View more

Jer 31:15

15Thus says the Lord:
A voice is heard in Ramah,
lamentation and bitter weeping.
Rachel is weeping for her children;
she refuses to be comforted for her childre ... View more

Gen 35:19

19So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem),

Gen 48:7

7For when I came from Paddan, Rachel, alas, died in the land of Canaan on the way, while there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there ... View more

Ruth 4:11

11Then all the people who were at the gate, along with the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rache ... View more

Ps 132:6

6We heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.

Mic 5:1

1 Now you are walled around with a wall;
siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel
upon the cheek.

1Chr 2:9

9The sons of Hezron, who were born to him: Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai.

1Chr 2:50

50These were the descendants of Caleb.
The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal father of Kiriath-jearim,

1Chr 4:4

4and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

1Sam 17:12

12Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in yea ... View more

Judg 12:5

5Then the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites. Whenever one of the fugitives of Ephraim said, “Let me go over,” the men of Gilead wo ... View more

1Sam 1:1

Samuel's Birth and Dedication
1There was a certain man of Ramathaim, a Zuphite from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham son of El ... View more

1Kgs 11:26

Jeroboam's Rebellion
26Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, rebelled against the king ... View more

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