Meaning of Ephraim


Pronunciation: (ē'frē-um, ē'frum for 4 also ef'rum), [key]
— n.
  1. the younger son of Joseph. Gen. 41:52.
  2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:1.
  3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine, including ten of the twelve tribes. Cf. Judah (def. 3).
  4. a male given name.
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