E'phraimite as a designation of a descendant of the patriarch Ephraim, is properly denoted in the Hebrews by the patronymic בֶּןאּאֶפרִיַם, son of Ephraim (Nu 10:22, plur. A.V. "children of Ephraim"), or simply Ephraim (often rendered " Ephraimites" in the A.V.);. but in Jg 12:5 it appears as a rendering of אֵפרָתַי, an Ephrathite (q.v.), meaning thereby, however, an Ephraimite, which is apparently likewise the meaning of the same Hebrews word in 1Sa 1:1; 1Ki 11:26, in both which passages, however, the A.V. regularly Anglicizes "Ephrathite." The narrative in Judges raises the inquiry whether the Ephraimites had not a peculiar accent orpatois, similar to that which in later times caused "the speech" of the Galilaeans to "betray" them to the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Mt 26:73).