Mount EphraimThis is an article from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.
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- the central mountainous district of Palestine
occupied by the\ntribe of Ephraim (Josh. 17:15; 19:50; 20:7), extending from\nBethel
to the plain of Jezreel. In Joshua
's time (Josh. 17:18)\nthese hills were densely wooded. They were intersected by\nwell-watered, fertile valleys, referred to in Jer. 50:19. Joshua\nwas buried at Timnath-heres among the mountains of Ephraim, on\nthe north side of the hill of Gaash (Judg. 2:9). This region is\nalso called the "mountains of Israel" (Josh. 11:21) and the\n"mountains of Samaria" (Jer. 31:5, 6: Amos
From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)