Ephraim, The tribe of
Ephraim, The Wood Of
Ephraim, Wood of
| Ephron, Mount
| Epicureans, The
In Bible versions:
son of Zohar the Hittite who sold a cave to Abraham
a mountain on the border of Judah and Benjamin (OS)
a town on the south. border of Benjamin and about 5 km NE of Jerusalem
Ephron = "fawn-like"
n pr m
1) a Hittite, son of Zohar and the one from whom Abraham bought the
field and cave of Machpelah
n pr loc
2) a city on the borders of Benjamin
3) a mountain on the northern border of Judah
6085 `Ephrown ef-rone'
from the same as 6081; fawn-like; Ephron, the name of a
Canaanite and of two places in Palestine:-Ephron, Ephrain
(from the margin).
see HEBREW for 06081
fawn-like. (1.) The son of Zohar a Hittite, the owner of the field and cave of Machpelah (q.v.), which Abraham bought for 400 shekels of silver (Gen. 23:8-17; 25:9; 49:29, 30).
(2.) A mountain range which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:9), probably the range on the west side of the Wady Beit-Hanina.
EPHRON (1) [ISBE]
- e'-fron ('ephron, "fawnlike"): The Hittite of whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah (Gen 23:8
ff; 25:9; 49:30). The transaction was conducted in true oriental fashion, with excessive courtesy; but the large sum of 400 shekels' weight of silver was in the end required (compare 33:19; 1 Ki 16:24
See also MONEY; MONEY, CURRENT.
EPHRON (2) [ISBE]
- e'-fron (`ephron; Ephron):
(1) 2 Ch 13:19: "And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Beth-el with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephron with the towns thereof." Another reading is "Ephraim" (Revised Version, margin). This is thought by many to be identical with Ophrah (`ophrah, Josh 18:23) and perhaps with Ephraim (`ephrayim, 2 Sam 13:23) which both have been localized at the lofty town of eT Taiyibeh.
(2) A city East of the Jordan between Carnion (Ashteroth-karnain) and Scythopolis (Beisan): "Then Judas gathered together all the Israelites that were in the country. .... Now when they came unto Ephron (this was a great city in the way as they should go, very well fortified) they could not turn from it either on the right hand or on the left, but they must needs pass through the midst of it" (1 Macc 5:45,46 the King James Version; Ant, XII, viii, 5; also 2 Macc 12:27). Buhl and Schumacher propose Kacr Wady el Ghafr, a ruined tower which completely commands the deep Wady el Ghafr, but the ruins appear to be scanty.
(3) Mt. Ephron: The border of Judah is described (Josh 15:9): "It went out to the cities of Mount Ephron." The position will depend on that of Nephtoah and of Kiriath-jearim.
E. W. G. Masterman