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ef'-rath, e'-frath, ef'-ra-tha, ef-ra'-tha ('ephrath; Ephratha; Genesis 35:16; Genesis 48:7); ('ephrathah, in the other references: Joshua 15:59 (in added verse of Septuagint only); Ruth 4:11 1 Chronicles 2:19, 24, 50; Psalm 132:6 Micah 5:2, the King James Version "Ephratah"):

The name either of Bethlehem itself or of a district in which Bethlehem was situated. A man of this place was called an Ephrathite (Ruth 1:2 1 Samuel 17:12). It is held by many authorities that the Ephrath where Rachel was buried (Genesis 35:16; Genesis 48:7) was a different place, the words "the same is Bethlehem" being a gloss. The reading in Psalm 132:6 is doubtful; the Revised Version, margin has "Ephraim."

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
3613. Kaleb Ephrathah -- the place where Hezron died
Kaleb Ephrathah. 3612, 3613. Kaleb Ephrathah. 3614 . the place where Hezron
died. Transliteration: Kaleb Ephrathah Phonetic Spelling ...
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672. Ephrath -- an Israelite woman, also the name of several ...
Ephrath or Ephrathah. 671b, 672. Ephrath or Ephrathah. 673 . an Israelite
woman, also the name of several places in Palestine. ...
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Chapter xlviii
... I was coming from Paddan then Rachel died to my great grief in the land of Canaan
during the journey when we were still a stretch removed from Ephrathah; and I ...
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On the Words Incarnate, and Made Man.
... 20. But now hear the place of the promise, as Micah says, And thou, Bethlehem, house
of Ephrathah, art thou little to be among the thousands of Judah? ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/lecture xii on the words.htm

The Book of Jubilees
... gives: "And Jacob moved further and dwelt towards the north in Magd Ladra Ephrathah."
In the honour paid to Joseph, Genesis 41:43, it is proclaimed before him ...
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Ephrathah (6 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia EPHRATH; EPHRATHAH. ef'-rath, e ... Masterman.
Multi-Version Concordance Ephrathah (6 Occurrences). Ruth 4 ...
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Caleb-Ephrathah (1 Occurrence)
Caleb-Ephrathah. Calebephrathah, Caleb-Ephrathah. Calebite . Int.
Standard Bible Encyclopedia CALEB-EPHRATHAH. ka'-leb ...
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Ephrath (9 Occurrences)
... EPHRATH; EPHRATHAH. ... 1 Chronicles 2:24 After that Hezron was dead in Caleb Ephrathah,
then Abijah Hezron's wife bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. ...
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... CALEB-EPHRATHAH. ka'-leb ef'-ra-tha, -ef'-ra-ta (the King James Version Caleb-ephratah,
kalebh 'ephrathah): The place where Hezron died (1 Chronicles 2:24). ...
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Beth-lehem (49 Occurrences)
... who is about to come into your house, like Rachel and Leah, which two were the builders
of the house of Israel: and may you have wealth in Ephrathah, and be ...
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Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)
... or Bethleem, "house of David," or possibly "the house of Lakhmu," an Assyrian deity):
I. Bethlehem Judah: Bethlehem Judah, or EPHRATH or EPHRATHAH (which see ...
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Oldest (58 Occurrences)
... Hebron. (BBE). 1 Chronicles 2:50 The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Ephrathah;
Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, (BBE). 1 Chronicles ...
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Eph'rathah (6 Occurrences)
Eph'rathah. Ephrathah, Eph'rathah. Ephrathite . Multi-Version Concordance ... (See
RSV). Ephrathah, Eph'rathah. Ephrathite . Reference Bible.
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Caleb (39 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 2:24 After that Hezron was dead in Caleb Ephrathah, then
Abijah Hezron's wife bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. ...
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Ephrathah (6 Occurrences)

Ruth 4:11
All the people who were in the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses. May Yahweh make the woman who has come into your house like Rachel and like Leah, which two built the house of Israel; and treat you worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 2:24
After that Hezron was dead in Caleb Ephrathah, then Abijah Hezron's wife bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.

1 Chronicles 2:50
These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim,

1 Chronicles 4:4
and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

Psalms 132:6
Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah. We found it in the field of Jaar:

Micah 5:2
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.



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