Then the Gileadites took the fords of the Jordan against the Ephraimites
. Whenever one of the fugitives of Ephraim said, 'Let me go over,' the men of Gilead would say to him, 'Are you an Ephraimite
?' When he said, 'No,' they said to him, "Then say Shibboleth,' and he said, 'Sibboleth,' for he could not pronounce it right.
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.
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 Decidedly not for the operatically faint of heart -- or ear -- Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aron" is a work that requires audiences to sit up, pay attention and, preferably, start thinking.
Christensen suggests that Huldah represents the interests of a group, referred to as the "men of Anathoth," who sought to preserve the Ephraimite
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.
yet another myth, which speaks about the Ephraimites
, whose dialect lacked a 'sh' sound, and the Gileadites, whose dialect did include such a sound.
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.
In the ensuing conflict, Jephthah's men slaughter 42,000 Ephraimites
, showing no mercy even to those attempting to flee (12:1-6).