Ephratah, Ephrath, Ephrathah

EPHRATAH, EPHRATH, EPHRATHAH (ĕf'răth-a, Heb. ’ephrāth, fruitful land). 1. The place where Rachel was buried (Gen.35.16).

2. Second wife of Caleb, son of Hezron. She was the mother of Hur (1Chr.2.19-1Chr.2.20).

3. The ancient name of Bethlehem or the district around it. This name is attached to that of Bethlehem in the great prophecy of the place of the birth of Christ (Mic.5.2).