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ephraim


ephraim


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ephraim  \E"phra*im\,  n.  [The  proper  name.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  hunter's  name  for  the  grizzly  bear. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ephraim,  UT  (city,  FIPS  23530) 
  Location:  39.35972  N,  111.58436  W 
  Population  (1990):  3363  (943  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  84627 
  Ephraim,  WI  (village,  FIPS  24150) 
  Location:  45.15765  N,  87.16626  W 
  Population  (1990):  261  (705  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ephraim 
  double  fruitfulness  ("for  God  had  made  him  fruitful  in  the  land 
  of  his  affliction").  The  second  son  of  Joseph,  born  in  Egypt 
  (Gen.  41:52;  46:20).  The  first  incident  recorded  regarding  him 
  is  his  being  placed,  along  with  his  brother  Manasseh,  before 
  their  grandfather,  Jacob,  that  he  might  bless  them  (48:10;  comp. 
  27:1).  The  intention  of  Joseph  was  that  the  right  hand  of  the 
  aged  patriarch  should  be  placed  on  the  head  of  the  elder  of  the 
  two  but  Jacob  set  Ephraim  the  younger  before  his  brother, 
  "guiding  his  hands  wittingly."  Before  Joseph's  death,  Ephraim's 
  family  had  reached  the  third  generation  (Gen.  50:23). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ephraim,  fruitful;  increasing