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Ephron (Hittite)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ephron, Son of Zohar
Ephron, Son of Zohar (עֶפְרוֹן‎, ephron). The Hittite who negotiated the sale of the cave of Machpelah to Abraham for use as a tomb (Gen 23:8–18; 25:9; 49:29–30; 50:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ephron (Person)
EPHRON (PERSON) [Heb ʿeprôn (עֶפְרֹון)]. Son of Zohar, identified as a Hittite, who sold his field containing the cave of Machpelah to Abraham (Gen 23:8–17; 25:9; 49:29–30; 50:13). Abraham’s wife Sarah had died, and he urgently needed a place to bury her. He negotiated with Ephron to buy just the cave
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ephron (Person)
Ephron (Person). Hittite from whom Abraham purchased the cave of Macpelah with its adjoining field for 400 shekels of silver (Gn 23:8–17). Sarah was buried there, as was Abraham (Gn 25:9) and Jacob (Gn 50:13).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ephron
Ephron ē’fron [Heb. ʾep̱rôn—‘fawnlike’]. The Hittite from whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah (Gen. 23:8f.; 25:9; 49:30) for four hundred shekels’ weight of silver (cf. 33:19; 1 K. 16:24).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ephron (Person)
EPHRON (Person) Hittite from whom Abraham purchased the cave of Machpelah with its adjoining field for 400 shekels of silver (Gn 23:8–17). Sarah was buried there, as was Abraham (25:9) and Jacob (50:13).
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
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
Ephron (Heb. ʿep̱rôn) (PERSON)A son of Zohar; a Hittite dwelling at Hebron who sold Abraham his field and the cave of Machpelah for 400 shekels of silver (Gen. 23:8–18; cf. 25:9–10; 49:29–30; 50:13).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ephron (Person)
EPHRON [ēˊfrŏn] (Heb. ˓ep̱rôn “fawnlike”) (PERSON). A son of Zohar; a Hittite dwelling at Hebron. After some prodding by Abraham he sold him his field and the cave of Machpelah for four hundred shekels of silver (Gen. 23:8–18; cf. 25:9–10; 49:29–30; 50:13).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ephron
EPHRON A Hittite in Hebron from whom Abraham purchased, for four hundred shekels of silver, the field containing the double cave of Machpelah, in which Sarah was buried (Gen 23:8–17; 25:9; 49:29–30; 50:13). The name is used also for a mountain (Josh 15:9) and a town belonging to the tribe of Benjamin
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ephron
Eph´ron (fawn-like), the son of Zochar, a Hittite, from whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah. Gen. 23:8–17; 25:9; 49:29, 30; 50:13. (b.c. 1860.)
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Zohar Father
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