- the younger son of Joseph. Gen. 41:52.
- the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:1.
- the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in N Palestine, including ten of the twelve tribes.Compare Judah(def 3).
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for ephraim
Yep, according to Ephraim Inbar, head of the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University.7 Questions About the Geneva Deal on Iran You Might Be Asking
November 25, 2013
Nothing he's said has not been said by leaders like Ehud Olmert and intelligence chief Ephraim Halevy.Hagel And The Neo-McCarthyites
December 26, 2012
But, of course, you want to hear about your mother, more than about Ephraim.
Just as she reached the kitchen Ephraim came in at the other door.
But at that moment all confidences were stopped by the appearance of Esther and Ephraim.
Ephraim came into the hall to speak to his mistress just as Poppy came down the stairs.
She looked again at Ephraim, but getting no help from him, she turned to Poppy.
- the younger son of Joseph, who received the principal blessing of his grandfather Jacob (Genesis 48:8–22)
- the tribe descended from him
- the territory of this tribe, west of the River Jordan
- the northern kingdom of Israel after the kingdom of Solomon had been divided into two
Word Origin and History for ephraim
masc. personal name, in Old Testament, younger son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, sometimes used figuratively for "Kingdom of Israel;" Greek form of Hebrew Ephrayim, a derivative of parah "was fruitful" (related to Aramaic pera "fruit").