Ephratah

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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Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said the flight's two passengers were found dead near where the twin-engine plane crashed in a wooded area in Ephratah, about an hour West of Albany.
Bethlehem was originally called Ephratah (Ruth 4:11).
That she offered the sacrifice of the poor proves not only that she lacked the means herself but also that the shepherds in the fields of Ephratah belonged to the poor class of keepers of sheep.
Prosper in Ephratah and perpetuate your name in Bethlehem
May you prosper ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) in Ephratah and be renowned in Bethlehem" (Ruth 4:11).
Thus it was foretold: 'And you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times' (Micah 5:2).
But Bethlehem's big moment was yet to come as foretold by the prophet Micah: `But thou, Bethlehem, Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel.