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Lexicon :: Strong's H669 - 'ep̄rayim

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אֶפְרַיִם ʼEphrayim, ef-rah'-yim; dual of masculine form of H672; double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory:—Ephraim, Ephraimites.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 180x

The KJV translates Strong's H669 in the following manner: Ephraim (176x), Ephraimite (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 180x
The KJV translates Strong's H669 in the following manner: Ephraim (176x), Ephraimite (4x).
  1. Ephraim = "double ash-heap: I shall be doubly fruitful"

    1. second son of Joseph, blessed by him and given preference over first son, Manasseh

    2. the tribe, Ephraim

    3. the mountain country of Ephraim

    4. sometimes used name for the northern kingdom (Hosea or Isaiah)

    5. a city near Baal-hazor

    6. a chief gate of Jerusalem

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֶפְרַיִם ʼEphrayim, ef-rah'-yim; dual of masculine form of H672; double fruit; Ephrajim, a son of Joseph; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory:—Ephraim, Ephraimites.
STRONGS H669: Abbreviations
אֶפְרַ֫יִם proper name, masculine Ephraim (Genesis 41:52 connected with הִפְרָה, Hiph. of פרה, compare פרא Hiph. Hosea 13:15).
1. 2nd son of Joseph Genesis 41:52; Genesis 46:20; reckoned among sons of Jacob, blessed by him, and given preference over Manasseh Genesis 48:1, 5, 13, 14, 17 (twice in verse) (compare Genesis 48:19) Genesis 48:20; Genesis 48:20; Genesis 50:23; Numbers 1:10; 1 Chronicles 7:20, 22.
2. בְּנֵי אֶפְרַיִם (= descendants, tribe of east) Numbers 1:32; Numbers 2:18 (twice in verse); Numbers 2:24; Numbers 7:48; Numbers 10:22; Numbers 26:35, 37; Joshua 16:5, 9 (boundaries of territory), Joshua 17:8; 1 Chronicles 9:3; 1 Chronicles 12:31; 1 Chronicles 27:10, 14, 20; 2 Chronicles 28:12; less often מַטֵּה א׳ Numbers 1:33; Numbers 13:8; Joshua 21:5; 1 Chronicles 6:51; מַטֵּה בְנֵי־א׳ Numbers 34:24; Joshua 16:8; compare Joshua 14:4; שֵׁבֶט א׳ Psalm 78:67 (|| אֹהֶל יוֺסֵף); בֵּית א׳ Judges 10:9; also א׳ alone, tribe Ephraim Numbers 26:28; Deuteronomy 33:17; Joshua 16:10 + often; וּמְנַשֶּׁה אֶרֶין א׳ Joshua 17:17 compare Judges 12:15; 2 Chronicles 30:10 especially
3. הַר־אֶפְרַיִם the mountain-country of Ephraim, a ridge stretching from north to south through territory assigned to Ephraim, with fruitful land on both slopes, especially the western (compare Di Joshua 16:1) Joshua 17:15; Joshua 19:50; Joshua 20:7; Judges 2:9; Judges 3:27; Judges 4:5 + 26 times
4. by Hosea & Isaiah (rarely later) אֶפְרַיִם = kingdom of northern Israel (from Ephraim as largest & strongest tribe in it) Hosea 4:17; Hosea 5:3 (twice in verse); Hosea 5:5 (|| יִשְׂרָאֵל) Hosea 5:11; Hosea 5:12 + 30 times Hosea; Isaiah 7:2, 5, 8, 9, 17 + 9 times Isaiah; also Jeremiah 7:15; Jeremiah 31:9, 18, 20; Ezekiel 37:16 (strike out Co) Ezekiel 37:19; Psalm 78:9; 2 Chronicles 25:7, 10; compare 2 Chronicles 30:1; Psalm 60:9 = Psalm 108:9; עָרֵי א׳ 2 Chronicles 17:2; compare 2 Chronicles 34:6; שְׂדֵה א׳ Obadiah 19; hence א׳ alone in local sense 2 Chronicles 31:1; also Hosea 5:9, where feminine (& perhaps Isaiah 7:2).
5. יִעַר אֶפְרַיִם 2 Samuel 18:6, east of Jordan; LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Klo read יער מַחֲנַיִם compare 2 Samuel 17:24, 27.
6. name of a city near Baal-hazor 2 Samuel 13:23 (= Ἐφραϊμ John 11:54 & 1 Macc 11:34? Klo compare LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Γοφραιμ & עפרון, Qr עֶפְרַיִן 2 Chronicles 13:9; so previously Bö Th Ke compare Dr).
7. שַׁעַר אֶפְרַיִם a chief gate of Jerusalem 2 Kings 14:13; 2 Chronicles 25:23; Nehemiah 8:16; Nehemiah 12:39; perhaps at northwest angle, near Holy Sepulchre, compare Schick-GutheZPV 1885.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:52; 41:52; 46:20; 48:1; 48:5; 48:13; 48:14; 48:17; 48:19; 48:20; 48:20; 50:23


1:10; 1:32; 1:33; 2:18; 2:24; 7:48; 10:22; 13:8; 26:28; 26:35; 26:37; 34:24




14:4; 16:1; 16:5; 16:8; 16:9; 16:10; 17:8; 17:15; 17:17; 19:50; 20:7; 21:5


2:9; 3:27; 4:5; 10:9; 12:15

2 Samuel

13:23; 17:24; 17:27; 18:6

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

6:51; 7:20; 7:22; 9:3; 12:31; 27:10; 27:14; 27:20

2 Chronicles

13:9; 17:2; 25:7; 25:10; 25:23; 28:12; 30:1; 30:10; 31:1; 34:6


8:16; 12:39


60:9; 78:9; 78:67; 108:9


7:2; 7:2; 7:5; 7:8; 7:9; 7:17


7:15; 31:9; 31:18; 31:20


37:16; 37:19


4:17; 5:3; 5:5; 5:9; 5:11; 5:12; 13:15




11:1; 11:54

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H669 matches the Hebrew אֶפְרַיִם ('ep̄rayim),
which occurs 180 times in 164 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 41:52–Jdg 10:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:52 - And the name of the second called he Ephraim: H669 For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, H669 which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. H669
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:5 - And now thy two sons, Ephraim H669 and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - And Joseph took them both, Ephraim H669 in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:14 - And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's H669 head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, H669 it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's H669 head unto Manasseh's head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:20 - And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim H669 and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim H669 before Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:23 - And Joseph saw Ephraim's H669 children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:10 - Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; H669 Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:32 - Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, H669 by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:33 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, H669 were forty thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:18 - On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim H669 according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim H669 shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:24 - All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim H669 were an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:48 - On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim, H669 offered:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:22 - And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim H669 set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:8 - Of the tribe of Ephraim, H669 Oshea the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:28 - The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. H669
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:35 - These are the sons of Ephraim H669 after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:37 - These are the families of the sons of Ephraim H669 according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:24 - And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, H669 Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:17 - His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, H669 and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:2 - And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, H669 and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:4 - For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: H669 therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:4 - So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, H669 took their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:5 - And the border of the children of Ephraim H669 according to their families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:8 - The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim H669 by their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:9 - And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim H669 were among the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:10 - And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites H669 unto this day, and serve under tribute.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:8 - Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim; H669
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities of Ephraim H669 are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:10 - Southward it was Ephraim's, H669 and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:15 - And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim H669 be too narrow for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim H669 and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:50 - According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: H669 and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, H669 and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:5 - And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim, H669 and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:20 - And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. H669
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:21 - For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, H669 to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:30 - And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in mount Ephraim, H669 on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:33 - And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim. H669
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:29 - Neither did Ephraim H669 drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:9 - And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, H669 on the north side of the hill Gaash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:27 - And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, H669 and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:5 - And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: H669 and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 - Out of Ephraim H669 was there a root of them against Amalek; after thee, Benjamin, among thy people; out of Machir came down governors, and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, H669 saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim H669 gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - And the men of Ephraim H669 said unto him, Why hast thou served us thus, that thou calledst us not, when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites? And they did chide with him sharply.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:2 - And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim H669 better than the vintage of Abiezer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:1 - And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. H669

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