Inhabitant of Ephrath or Beth-lehem-judah. Ru 1:2; 1Sa 17:12. The same Hebrew word occurs in 1Sa 1:1; 1Ki 11:26, where some translate 'Ephraimite,' as in the R.V., and as is evidently the meaning of the same word in Jg 12:4-5. As to 1Sa 1:1, Elkanah, though a Levite, may have been called an Ephraimite because located in that tribe: cf. Jg 17:7.