Ephraim in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(double fruitfulness), the second son of Joseph by his wife
Asenath. (B.C. 1715-1708.) The first indication we have of
that ascendancy over his elder brother Manasseh which at a
later period the tribe of Ephraim so unmistakably possessed is
in the blessing of the children by Jacob. Ge 48:1 ...