Ephrathah (Ef´ruh-thuh; Heb., “fertility”)

1 The wife of Caleb, a descendant of Judah; the mother of Hur, the ancestor of Bethlehem, Kiriath-jearim, and Beth-gader (1Chr 2:50; 1Chr 4:4). She is also called Ephrath (1Chr 2:19). 2 Another name for Bethlehem or the area immediately surrounding it (Ruth 4:11; Mic 5:2). Jesse, David’s father, is called an Ephrathite of Bethlehem (1Sam 17:12), as are Naomi’s sons (Ruth 1:2).

1Chr 2:50

50These were the descendants of Caleb.
The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal father of Kiriath-jearim,

1Chr 4:4

4and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

1Chr 2:19

19When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.

Ruth 4:11

11Then all the people who were at the gate, along with the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rache ... View more

Mic 5:2

The Ruler from Bethlehem
2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to rule in I ... View more

1Sam 17:12

12Now David was the son of an Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, named Jesse, who had eight sons. In the days of Saul the man was already old and advanced in yea ... View more

Ruth 1:2

2The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion; they were Ephrathites from Bethlehem i ... View more

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