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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  fruitful.  (1.)  The  second  wife  of  Caleb,  the  son  of  Hezron, 
  mother  of  Hur,  and  grandmother  of  Caleb,  who  was  one  of  those 
  that  were  sent  to  spy  the  land  (1  Chr.  2:19,  50). 
  (2.)  The  ancient  name  of  Bethlehem  in  Judah  (Gen.  35:16,  19; 
  48:7).  In  Ruth  1:2  it  is  called  "Bethlehem-Judah,"  but  the 
  inhabitants  are  called  "Ephrathites;"  in  Micah  5:2, 
  "Bethlehem-Ephratah;"  in  Matt.  2:6,  "Bethlehem  in  the  land  of 
  Judah."  In  Ps  132:6  it  is  mentioned  as  the  place  where  David 
  spent  his  youth,  and  where  he  heard  much  of  the  ark,  although  he 
  never  saw  it  till  he  found  it  long  afterwards  at  Kirjath-jearim; 
  i.e.,  the  "city  of  the  wood,"  or  the  "forest-town"  (1  Sam.  7:1; 
  comp.  2  Sam.  6:3,  4). 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Ephratah,  Ephrath,  abundance;  bearing  fruit