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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).
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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
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Catholic Bible Dictionary
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