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Ephah was one of Midian's[clarification needed] five sons as listed in the Hebrew Bible.[1] The son of Abraham, Midian's five sons were Ephah, Epher, Enoch, Abida,[2] and Eldaah. These five were the progenitors of the Midianites.

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The Book of Isaiah, chapter 60, mentions a city of Ephah from whence camels and dromedaries would come to Israel[clarification needed]: "A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah".


The Hebrew word "ephah" (איפה) means a particular measure for grain, and "measure" in general.

The measurement for an ephah is ten omers,[3] or about one bushel.


  1. Genesis 25:1–4; I Chronicles 1:32–33
  2. R. V. "Abida"
  3. Exodus 16:36

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