672. Ephrath or Ephrathah
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Ephrath or Ephrathah: an Israelite woman, also the name of several places in Palestine
Original Word: אֶפְרָת
Part of Speech: proper name; proper name, of a location; proper name, feminine
Transliteration: Ephrath or Ephrathah
Phonetic Spelling: (ef-rawth')
Short Definition: Ephrath

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as apher
an Isr. woman, also the name of several places in Pal.
NASB Translation
Ephrath (5), Ephrathah (5).

אֶפְרָ֫תָה proper name (see Sta§ 308 d. 1; 342 d. 2; Morgenl. Forsch. 215) — might in several cases, e.g. Genesis 35:16, be אֶפְרָת + ה locative, but see Ruth 4:11; —

1. proper name, of a location place near Bethel, where Rachel died & was buried Genesis 35:16,19; Genesis 48:7 (אֶפְרָת only Genesis 48:7 where ה perhaps dropped on accusative of ה following (Ol); in last two passages הוא בית לחם is a gloss, see Di; compare 1 Samuel 10:2).

2 id., a name of Bethlehem Micah 5:1; Ruth 4:11; compare perhaps כָּלֵב אֶפְרָתָ֑ה 1 Chronicles 2:24 (ᵐ5 ἦλθεν Ξαλὲβ εἰς Ἐφράθα).

3 id. Psalm 132:6, perhaps applied to district where Kirjath Jearim lay, on the border of Judah & Benjamin, compare De Che.

4. proper name, feminine אֶפְרָת name given to wife of Caleb 1 Chronicles 2:19 = אֶפְרָתָ֑ח 1 Chronicles 2:50; 1 Chronicles 4:4.

Ephrath, Ephratah

Or mephrathah {ef-raw'-thaw}; from parah; fruitfulness; Ephrath, another name for Bethlehem; once (Psa. 132:6) perhaps for Ephraim; also of an Israelitish woman -- Ephrath, Ephratah.

see HEBREW parah

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