the central mountainous district of Palestine occupied by the tribe of Ephraim (Josh. 17:15; 19:50; 20:7), extending from Bethel to the plain of Jezreel. In Joshua's time (Josh. 17:18) these hills were densely wooded. They were intersected by well-watered, fertile valleys, referred to in Jer. 50:19. Joshua was buried at Timnath-heres among the mountains of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash (Judg. 2:9). This region is also called the "mountains of Israel" (Josh. 11:21) and the "mountains of Samaria" (Jer. 31:5, 6: Amos 3:9).
He observed it on mount ephraim, and it followed him for more than an hour.
While one district included the whole of mount ephraim, another was limited to the stronghold of Mahanaim and its suburbs.
His home was in the small, as yet unidentified town of Zeredah in mount ephraim.
He was buried, full of honor, on the border of his capital in mount ephraim.