E'phraïn (Hebrews in the margin Ephra'yin, עֶפרִיַן, but in the text Ephron', עֶפרִוַֹן. e. עֶפרוֹן, which latter appears to be the genuine reading, SEE EPHRON; Sept. Ε᾿φρών, Vulg. Ephron), a city of Israel, which, with its dependent hamlets (בָּנוֹת = "daughters," A.V. "towns"), Abijah and the army of Judah captured from Jeroboam with Bethel and Jeshanah (2Ch 13:19). It appears to be mentioned in the Talmud (Menach. 9:1) as Ephraim (עֶפרִיַם). It has been conjectured that this Ephrain or Ephron is identical with the EPH-RAIM by which Absalom's sheep-farm of Baalhazor was situated (2Sa 13:23); also with the city called EPHRAIM, near the wilderness in which our Lord lived for some time (Joh 11:54); and with OPHRAH (עָפרָה), a city of Benjamin, apparently not far from Bethel (Jos 18:23; comp. Josephus, War, 4:9, 9), and which has been located by Dr. Robinson (Researches, new ed. 1:447), with much probability, at the modern village of et-Taiyibeh. (See Ewald, Geschichte, 3:219, 466; 5:365; Stanley, Palestine, page 210.) SEE EPHRAIM 3.

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