Who and what is…
also known as: Effriam
Ephraim is the name of a Biblical man, a tribe of Israel, an area, a mountain region, a city and a gate.
Ephraim, the man
He [Joseph] named the second Ephraim, “For,” he said, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.” —Genesis 41:52 NASB
Now to Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, bore to him. —Genesis 46:20 NASB
The intention of Joseph was that the right hand of the aged patriarch should be placed on the head of the elder of the two; but Jacob set Ephraim the younger before his brother, “guiding his hands wittingly.”
Before Joseph’s death, Ephraim’s family had reached the third generation (Genesis 50:23).
Ephraim, the land
This is the area of land owned by the Tribe of Ephraim.