Ephraim
I. noun Etymology: Hebrew Ephrayim Date: before 12th century a son of Joseph and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel II. geographical name 1. (or Mount Ephraim) hilly region of ancient Palestine; now in West Bank 2. — see Israel 2

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  • Ephraim — (1842–44) von Francesco Hayez Ephraim ist ein männlicher Vorname, der auf die Tradition des biblischen Stammes Ephraim zurückgeht. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EPHRAIM — (Heb. אֶפְרָיִם), younger son of joseph , born to him in Egypt by his wife asenath daughter of Poti Phera (Gen. 41:50–52); the eponymous ancestor of one of the two tribes descended from Joseph. Before his death, Jacob adopted both Ephraim and his …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ephraim — (Hebrew: אֶפְרַיִם/אֶפְרָיִם, Standard Efráyim Tiberian ʾEp̄ráyim/ʾEp̄rāyim ) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the second son of Joseph and Asenath, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Ephraim; however some Biblical scholars view this …   Wikipedia

  • Ephraim — Éphraïm Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ephraim (homonymie). Éphraïm, vu par Francesco Hayez Éphraïm (en hébreu: אפרים, ce qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ephraïm — Éphraïm Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ephraim (homonymie). Éphraïm, vu par Francesco Hayez Éphraïm (en hébreu: אפרים, ce qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Éphraim — Éphraïm Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ephraim (homonymie). Éphraïm, vu par Francesco Hayez Éphraïm (en hébreu: אפרים, ce qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ephraim — Ephraim, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 4505 Housing Units (2000): 1275 Land area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.568473 sq. miles (9.242303 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • EPHRAIM — EPHRAIM, family mainly active in Berlin. Its first member to settle there was Heine (ḤAYYIM) EPHRAIM (1665–1748), born in Altona, who rose to be court jeweler and head of the Berlin Jewish community (1726–32). His son was Veitel heine ephraim ,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • EPHRAIM — secundus Iosephi. fil. Gen. c. 41. v. 52. 1. Par. c. 6. v. 66. adoptatus in numerum filiorum Iacob, ita semen Abrahae multiplicavit, ut de tribu eius ad montem Sinai inventi sint, virorum qui gestandis armis essent idonei. 40 milia, quingenti,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ephraim — m Biblical: name of one of the sons of Joseph and of one of the tribes of Israel. The name probably means ‘fruitful’ in Hebrew; it is so explained in the Bible (Genesis 41: 52 ‘and the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me… …   First names dictionary

  • Ephraim — E phra*im, n. [The proper name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A hunter s name for the grizzly bear. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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