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Ephron
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephron of Judah and Benjamin
Ephron of Judah and Benjamin (עֶפְרוֹן‎, ephron). A city on the border of territory assigned to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Josh 18:15). Abijah of Judah captured it from Jeroboam of Israel (2 Chr 13:19). It is usually identified with Ophrah of Benjamin.
Ephron, East-of-Jordan
Ephron, East of the Jordan (עֶפְרוֹן‎, ephron). A town east of the Jordan and southeast of the Sea of Galilee (2 Macc 12:27).When Judas Maccabeus gathered the Israelites of Gilead to go to Judah, the people of Ephron refused to let them pass in peace. Judas destroyed the town and did not bury the bodies
Ophrah of Benjamin
Ophrah of Benjamin (עָפְרָה‎, ophrah). A town in the territory of Benjamin that the Philistines attacked before their battle against Saul (Josh 18:21–23; 1 Sam 13:17). It may be the same as Ephron, which Abijah captured from Jeroboam (2 Chr 13:19). It should be distinguished from Ophrah of Manasseh, Gideon’s
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephron (Place)
EPHRON (PLACE) [Heb ʿeprôn (עֶפְרֹון)]. Three places in the Hebrew Bible and the Apocrypha have this name.1. City captured by Abijah, king of Judah, along with its surrounding villages, from Jeroboam I, king of Israel (2 Chr 13:19). It is usually identified with the Ophrah of Josh 18:23 in Benjamin
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephron (Place)
Ephron (Place). 1. Mountainous district on the northern edge of Judah (Jos 15:9).2. City near Bethel, captured by Abijah (2 Chr 13:19, kjv Ephrain); perhaps the Ophrah of Joshua 18:23.
Ephrain
Ephrain. kjv form of Ephron, a town near Bethel, in 2 Chronicles 13:19.See Ephron (Place) #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephron
3. A well-fortified city defeated by Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 5:46; 2 Macc. 12:27), located E of the Jordan, probably about 20 km (12 mi) SE of the Sea of Galilee.R. J. Hughes, III
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephron (Place)
EPHRON (Place)1. Mountainous district on the northern edge of Judah (Jos 15:9).2. City near Bethel, captured by Abijah (2 Chr 13:19); perhaps the Ophrah of Joshua 18:23.
Ephrain
EPHRAIN* kjv form of Ephron, a town near Bethel, in 2 Chronicles 13:19. See Ephron (Place) #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ephron
Ephron (ee´fron).1 A Hittite, the son of Zohar, who sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah as a burial place for Sarah (Gen. 23; 25:9; 49:30–31; 50:13). See also Hittites; Machpelah.2 A city near Bethel mentioned in 2 Chron. 13:19. The place is not mentioned elsewhere, and there are variant readings in
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ephron
EPHRON1. Son of Zohar, a headman among the sons of Heth who dwelt in an enclave at Mamre or Hebron. He owned the cave of Machpelah (q.v.) which Abraham desired after Sarah’s death for a family tomb (Gen 23:8–18). The elaborate purchase transaction between Abraham and Ephron, who required Abraham to
Ephrain
EPHRAIN. One of the cities of Israel which Abijah took during his conflict with Jeroboam (2 Chr 13:19; in RSV, Ephron, q.v.). It is conjectured that this is the same place referred to as Ephraim in the experience of Jesus recorded in Jn 11:54. SeeOphrah; Ephraim, City of.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ephron
EPHRON. 1. Name of a ‘son of Heth’ (Hittite or Syrian), a son of Zohar from whom Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah as a burial-place for Sarah (Gn. 23:8; 25:9; 49:30). A similar type name (Apran) is known from *Alalah, Syria. 2. A hill area between Nephtoah and *Kiriath-jearim which marked the border
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ephron (Place)
Ephron (Heb. ʿep̱rôn; Gk. Ephrōn) (PLACE)1. “The towns of Mt. Ephron” (Josh. 15:9), a district on the northern border of Judah near Baalah/Kiriath-jearim (modern Deir el-ʿÂzar). The precise location of the site is unknown, but el-Qastel near Mozah is a possibility.2. A town taken by King Abijah of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephron Mount
Eph´ron, Mount. The “cities of Mount Ephron” formed one of the landmarks on the northern boundary of the tribe of Judah. Josh. 15:9.
Ephra-in
E´phra-in (hamlet), a city of Israel, which Judah captured from Jeroboam. 2 Chron. 13:19. It has been conjectured that this Ephrain or Ephron is identical with the Ephraim by which Absalom’s sheep-farm of Baal-hazor was situated; with the city called Ephraim near the wilderness in which our Lord lived
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ephron
E´PHRON (eʹfron; perhaps “fawnlike”).1. The son of Zohar, a Hittite; the owner of a field that lay facing Mamre, or Hebron, and contained a cave that Abraham bought from him for 400 shekels of silver (Gen. 23:8–18; 25:9; 49:29–30; 50:13), perhaps about 1950 b.c.2. A mountain of the “cities” that formed
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