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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. The second wife of Caleb, the son of Hezron, mother of Hur, and grandmother of Caleb, who was one of those that were sent to spy the land (1 Chronicles 2:19, 50).

2. The ancient name of Bethlehem in Judah (Genesis 35:16, 19; 48:7). In Ruth 1:2 it is called "Bethlehem-Judah," but the inhabitants are called "Ephrathites;" in Micah 5:2, "Bethlehem-Ephratah;" in Matthew 2:6, "Bethlehem in the land of Judah." In Psalms 132:6 it is mentioned as the place where David spent his youth, and where he heard much of the ark, although he never saw it till he found it long afterwards at Kirjath-jearim; i.e., the "city of the wood," or the "forest-town" (1 Samuel 7:1; comp. 2 Samuel 6:3, 4).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

Ephrath, abundance; bearing fruit

Naves Topical Index

1. Called Ephrath, the ancient name of Bethlehem-Judah
Genesis 35:16; Genesis 35:19; Genesis 48:7; Ruth 4:11; Psalms 132:6; Micah 5:2

2. Second wife of Caleb, mother of Hur
1 Chronicles 2:19; 1 Chronicles 2:50; 1 Chronicles 4:4

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ephratah, or Ephrath


  1. Second wife of Caleb the son of Hezron, mother of Hur and grandmother of Caleb the spy, according to (1 Chronicles 2:19,50) and probably 1 Chronicles 2:24 and 1 Chronicles 4:4 (B.C. 1695.)
  2. The ancient name of Bethlehem-judah. (Genesis 35:16,19; 48:7)