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Ephratah

(ĕf`rətə) or

Ephrath

(ĕf`răth), in the Bible. 1 See BethlehemBethlehem
[Heb.,=house of bread or house of Lahm, a goddess], Arab. Bayt Lahm, town (2003 est. pop. 28,000), in the West Bank. It is traditionally considered the birthplace of Jesus and is one of the world's great shrines.
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. 2 Wife of CalebCaleb
, in the Bible, principal spy sent into Canaan, noted for his faithfulness to God. The name is mentioned elsewhere, apparently in connection with a clan inhabiting S ancient Palestine. An alternate form is Chelubai.
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. In Psalm 132 Ephraim may be intended instead of Ephratah.
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Then suddenly he says: 'When I was returning from Padan, Rachel died 'alai while I was journeying the land of Canaan on the road, when still some distance short of Ephrath, and I buried her there on the road to Ephrath now Bethlehem' (Genesis 48:7).
Bethlehem, located just south of Jerusalem, is first mentioned in the Bible in the verse "in Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
Ephrath JE, Silberbush M, Berliner PR (1999) Calibration of minirhizotron readings against root length density data obtained from soil cores.
For when I came from Paddan, Rachel, alas, died in the land of Canaan on the way, while there was still some distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
20 So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), and Jacob set up a pillar at her grave; it is the pillar of Rachel's tomb, which is there to this day.
Rachel's death occurred when she and Jacob "came from Paddan" and yet were "still some distance to go to Ephrath.
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In the Talmud (Sotah 11b) it is explained that the names used in I Chronicles (2:18) for Caleb's wives Azubah and Ephrath are one or the other a pseudonym for Miriam.
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