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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 he named the second [fn]Ephraim H669; “For,” he said, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:20 - Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim H669, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:1 - Now it came about after these things that [fn]Joseph was told, “Behold, your father is sick.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim H669 with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:5 - “Now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim H669 and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - And Joseph took them both, Ephraim H669 with his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right, and brought them close to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:14 - But Israel reached out his right hand and placed it on the head of Ephraim H669, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, crossing his hands, although Manasseh was the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - When Joseph saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim’s H669 head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s H669 head to Manasseh’s head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:20 - So he blessed them that day, saying,
“By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying,
‘May God make you like Ephraim H669 and Manasseh!’”
And so he put Ephraim H669 before Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:23 - Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s H669 sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:10 - of the sons of Joseph: of Ephraim H669, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:32 - Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim H669, their descendants by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:33 - their numbered men of the tribe of Ephraim H669 were 40,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:18 - “On the west side shall be the flag of the camp of Ephraim H669 by their armies; and the leader of the sons of Ephraim H669: Elishama the son of Ammihud,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:24 - “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim H669: 108,100, by their armies. And they shall set out third.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:48 - On the seventh day it was Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim H669;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:22 - Next the flag of the camp of the sons of Ephraim H669, by their armies, set out, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:8 - from the tribe of Ephraim H669, Hoshea the son of Nun;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:28 - The sons of Joseph by their families: Manasseh and Ephraim H669.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:35 - These are the sons of Ephraim H669 by their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of [fn]Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:37 - These are the families of the sons of Ephraim H669 by those who were numbered of them, 32,500. These are the sons of Joseph by their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:24 - “Of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim H669, a leader, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:17 - As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his,
And his horns are the horns of the wild ox;
With them he will gore the peoples
All [fn]at once, to the ends of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim H669,
And those 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 as far as the [fn]western sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:4 - For the sons of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim H669, and they did not give a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to live in, with their pasture lands for their livestock and for their property.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:4 - The sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim H669, received their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:5 - Now this was the territory of the sons of Ephraim H669 according to their families: the border of their inheritance eastward was Ataroth-addar, as far as upper Beth-horon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:8 - From Tappuah the border continued westward to the [fn]brook of Kanah, and [fn]it ended at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim H669 according to their families,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:9 - together with the cities which were set apart for the sons of Ephraim H669 in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 16:10 - But they did not [fn]drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer, so the Canaanites live in the midst of Ephraim H669 to this day, and they became forced laborers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:8 - The land of Tappuah belonged to Manasseh, but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the sons of Ephraim H669.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:9 - And the border went down to the [fn]brook of Kanah, southward of the [fn]brook (these cities belonged to Ephraim H669 among the cities of Manasseh), and the border of Manasseh was on the north side of the [fn]brook, and [fn]it ended at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:10 - The south side belonged to Ephraim H669 and the north side to Manasseh, and the sea was [fn]their border; and they reached to Asher on the north and to Issachar on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:15 - And Joshua said to them, “If you are a numerous people, go [fn]up to the forest and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim H669 is too narrow for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - But Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim H669 and Manasseh, saying, “You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:50 - In accordance with the [fn]command of the LORD, they gave him the city for which he asked, Timnath-serah in the hill country of Ephraim H669. So he built the city and [fn]settled in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:7 - So they [fn]set apart Kedesh in [fn]Galilee in the hill country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim H669, and Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:5 - And to the rest of the sons of Kohath ten cities were given by lot from the families of the tribe of Ephraim H669, from the tribe of Dan, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:20 - Then the cities from the tribe of Ephraim H669 were allotted to the families of the sons of Kohath, the Levites, that is, to the rest of the sons of Kohath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:21 - They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the one who commits manslaughter, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim H669, and Gezer with its pasture lands,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:30 - And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance, in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim H669, on the north of Mount Gaash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:33 - And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of his son Phinehas, which was given to him in the hill country of Ephraim H669.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:29 - And Ephraim H669 did not drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:9 - And they buried him in the territory of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim H669, north of Mount Gaash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:27 - And [fn]when he arrived, he blew the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim H669; and the sons of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he was [fn]leading them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:5 - She used to [fn]sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim H669; and the sons of Israel went up to her for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 - “From Ephraim H669 those whose root is in Amalek came down,
Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples;
From Machir commanders came down,
And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of [fn]office.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - Then Gideon sent messengers throughout the hill country of Ephraim H669, saying, “Come down [fn]against Midian and take control of the waters ahead of them, as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim H669 were summoned, and they took control of the waters as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - Then the men of Ephraim H669 said to [fn]Gideon, “What is this thing that you have done to us, not calling upon us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they quarreled with him vehemently.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:2 - But he said to them, “What have I done now in comparison with you? Is the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim H669 not better than the vintage of Abiezer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:1 - Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, rose up to save Israel; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim H669.

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