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Bible Names A-G: Epher


Epher in Easton's Bible Dictionary a calf. (1.) One of the sons of Midian, who was Abraham's son by Keturah (Gen. 25:4). (2.) The head of one of the families of trans-Jordanic Manasseh who were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser (1 Chr. 5:24).

Epher in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33. 2. 1 Chronicles 4:17. 3. E. of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24). Related to Ophrah, Gideon's native place in Manasseh W. of Jordan.

Epher in Hitchcock's Bible Names dust; lead

Epher in Naves Topical Bible 1. A son of Midian Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33 -2. Son of Ezra 1Ch 4:17 -3. A chief of Manasseh 1Ch 5:24

Epher in Smiths Bible Dictionary (a calf), the second, in order, of the sons of Midian. Ge 25:4; 1Ch 1:33 (B.C. 1820).

Epher in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE e'-fer (`epher, "calf," "young deer"; Apher, Opher: (1) The second son of Midian, descended from Abraham by his wife Keturah (Gen 25:4; 1 Ch 1:33). See further Dillmann's Commentary on Gen (25:4). (2) The third son of Ezra, descended from the tribe of Judah (1 Ch 4:17). (3) The first of five heads of their fathers' houses, "mighty men of valor, famous men," in the halftribe of Manasseh, who dwelt between Bashan and Mt. Hermon (1 Ch 5:23,14).

Epher in Wikipedia was a grandson of Abraham according to Gen. 25:4, whose descendants, Jewish historian Flavius Josephus claimed, had invaded Libya. Josephus also claimed that Epher's name was the etymological root of the continent Africa. According to the Bible, he was a son of Midian.

Epher Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these [are] the sons of Keturah.

Epher Scripture - 1 Chronicles 4:17 And the sons of Ezra [were], Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

Epher Scripture - 1 Chronicles 5:24 And these [were] the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, [and] heads of the house of their fathers.

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