ERAN (ē'răn, Heb. ‘ērān, watcher). The son of Shuthelah, who was the oldest son of Ephraim. His descendants were the Eranites (
ERAN ĭr’ ăn (עֵרָ֕ן). The grandson of Ephraim and son of Shuthelah (
Since LXX has Εδέν and due to the similarity between the Heb. “d” and “r” consonants, it is possible to read עֵדָן here. The parallel passage (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
(`eran, "watcher," "watchful"; Eden):
The son of Ephraim’s oldest son Shuthelah (
Eranites, the descendants of Eran (same place) .