Epher (Hebrew: עֵ֫פֶר‘Êp̄er) was a grandson of Abraham, according to Gen. 25:4, whose descendants, Jewish historian Flavius Josephus claimed, had invaded Libya. Josephus also claimed that Epher's name was the etymological root of the continent Africa. According to the Bible, he was a son of Midian. According to Cleodemus Malchus, Epher's daughter married Hercules.[1]

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  1. ^ Toy, Crawford Howell; Broydé, Isaac (1906). Jewish Encyclopedia. JewishEncyclopedia.com.