LIGHT AND TRUTH.
ed Pharaoh to let him return to Edom. And this he
probably did, as we find him mentioned as Hadad the
Edomite, and the adversary of Solomon.— (1 Kings, xi.
Alexandrians. A class of Jews, natives of Alexan¬
dria, a city of Egypt in Africa, and speaking that lan¬
guage. They were very numerous at Jerusalem.—(Acts
Bernice, (Acts xxv. 13, 23,) or Berenice, as the name
is sometimes spelled, was the daughter of Agrippa, sur-
named the Great, and sister to the younger Agrippa,
king of the Jews. She was first betrothed to Mark, son
of Alexander, governor of the Jews at Alexandria. She
however married her own uncle, Herod, king of Chal-
cis. After his death, she married Polemon, king of
Pontus, but abandoned him, and, returning to Agrippa,
her brother, lived with him in incest. They sat with
pomp to hear Paul preach. (Acts xxv.)
Joseph, (Gen. xxx. 24,) son of Jacob and Rachel, was
born in Mesopotamia, A. M. 2256, and married the
daughter of one of the priests or princes of Egypt, and
had two children, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Manasseh. (Gen. xii. 51.) The first-born of Joseph.
When he and his brother Ephraim were boys, and Ja¬
cob, their grandfather, was about to die, Joseph took
them into the patriarch's presence, to receive his bless¬
ing. On this occasion, he adopted them into his own
family, as his own children, and in a most significant
and interesting manner, predicted the superiority of
Ephraim over Manasseh, as it respected numbers, &c.
(Gen xlviii. 5—20. Comp. Num. i. 32, 33 35- ii 18
20: Ps. lxxx. 2.) '
Ephraim. 1. A person. (Gen. xii. 52.) The second
son of Joseph. Though younger than Manasseh, he
was the object of peculiar favor; and the prediction of
their grandfather Jacob was literally fulfilled (ComD
Gen. xlviii. 8—20: Num. ii. 18, 21.) ' P'
Ephraim. 2. Tribe of—occupied one of the most eli¬
gible sections of the Land of Promise. The Mediterra¬
nean was on the west, and the river Jordan on the east
a portion of Manasseh on the north, and parts of Dan
and Benjamin on the south. The city of Shiloh was