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Ephraim: (a) Joseph’s second son. Born in Egypt before the onset of the fateful famine. His grandfather Jacob elevated him and his brother Manasseh to the status of progenitors of tribes within the nation of Israel. Though he was the younger of the brothers, Jacob foresaw that his descendants would be the greater of the two. (b) A common Jewish name.
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