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(Bible) a member of the tribe of Ephraim


(ˈi fri əˌmaɪt, ˈi frə-)

1. a member of the tribe of Ephraim.
2. an inhabitant of the northern kingdom of Israel.
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When they finally depart, the Levite, his servant and his concubine reach Gibeah in the territory of Benjamin, where an old Ephraimite living there invites them to stay at his home, provides fodder for their donkeys, bathes his guests' feet, and gives them food and drink.
However, the Ephraimite is prepared to do his duty as a host by sacrificing two women under his roof instead of the Levite.
As previously indicated, l-y-n is the root used by the concubine's father, as well as by the old Ephraimite in Gibeah.
So whenever they saw a man attempting to cross the river they asked him whether he was an Ephraimite, and if he denied it, they asked him to say the word shibboleth.
Jeroboam, an Ephraimite descendant of Joseph, tears the kingdom into two parts like a garment, assuming the leadership of ten of the twelve tribes while Judah rules over only one tribe in the south (1 Kings 11: 29-39).
Joseph anticipates the division of Israel in which the tribe of Joseph will once again be divided from that of Benjamin, Joseph assuming the leadership of the northern kingdom whose first ruler is Jeroboam the Ephraimite, while Benjamin joins Judah in the southern kingdom of Judea.
Moses John Tomlinson Aron Philip Langridge Young Girl Jennifer Welch Youth Matthew Polenzani Man William Stone Priest Sergei Koptchak Sick Woman Ellen Rabiner Ephraimite William Stone Young Man Gregory Turay
Christensen suggests that Huldah represents the interests of a group, referred to as the "men of Anathoth," who sought to preserve the Ephraimite tradition.
Hendel believes that the Gileadite sin was deceptively similar to the Ephraimite samekh.
Under this hypothesis therefore the Gileadites would have to have heard the substituted Ephraimite sin as samekh, which implies an unwarranted and unnecessary assumption about the similarity of Gileadite samekh and Ephraimite sin.
The Gileadites had defeated the Ephraimites in battle and were" holding some narrow places on the Jordan River that the fleeing Ephraimites had to cross to get home.
The text provides an unusually detailed account of how the men of Gilead identify the fleeing Ephraimites based upon linguistic differences between the two groups.