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Mamre (Place)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A place near Hebron associated with Abraham. The name “Mamre” occurs 10 times in the Bible (all in Genesis: 13:18; 14:13, 24; 18:1; 23:17, 19; 25:9; 35:27; 49:30; 50:13). Two of these (Gen 14:13, 24) refer to a person—an ally of Abraham—and the rest refer to a site at or near the town of Hebron. In many cases, Mamre is associated with the burial site of the patriarchs (Gen 23:17, 19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13). The cultic significance of the site during the early Roman period was such that it was one of three sanctuaries that Herod the Great rebuilt.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mamre the Campsite
Mamre the Campsite (מַמְרֵא‎, mamre'). A place near Hebron associated with Abraham. The name “Mamre” occurs 10 times in the Bible (all in Genesis: 13:18; 14:13, 24; 18:1; 23:17, 19; 25:9; 35:27; 49:30; 50:13). Two of these (Gen 14:13, 24) refer to a person—an ally of Abraham—and the rest refer to a site
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mamre
MAMRE (PERSON/PLACE) [Heb mamrēʾ (מַמְרֵא)]. The name “Mamre” appears in several different contexts, all in the book of Genesis and all related to the patriarch Abram/Abraham. In only one passage (Gen 14:24) does the Bible unquestionably depict the name as belonging to a person, an Amorite who was one
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mamre (Place)
Mamre (Place). Important oak grove near which Abraham lived, and named for an Amorite who helped him defeat Chedorlaomer and rescue Lot (Gn 14:13, 24). Abraham erected an altar under the oak of Mamre (13:18). Abraham was sitting by the sacred tree when he welcomed three mysterious guests (ch 18). Mamre
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mamre
Mamre mamʹrə [Heb. mamrēʾ]. The oak grove where Abraham dwelt and built his altar (Gen. 13:18), traditionally identified with Râmet el-Khalîl (“friend’s [Abraham’s] hill”), a hill 3 km (2 mi) N of what is now Hebron. The Lord appeared to Abraham at his tent by the oaks (Josephus BJ iv.9.7 [530–33]
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mamre (Place)
MAMRE (Place) Important oak grove near which Abraham lived, and named for an Amorite who helped him defeat Chedorlaomer and rescue Lot (Gn 14:13, 24). Abraham erected an altar under the oak of Mamre (13:18). Abraham was sitting by the sacred tree when he welcomed three mysterious guests (ch 18). Mamre
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mamre
Mamre (mam´ree), an ancient Semitic name.1 An Amorite ally of Abraham in his battle against Chedorlaomer and the coalition of four eastern kings (Gen. 14:13–24). Mamre was the brother of Eshcol and Aner (14:13, 24).2 A focal place in Abraham’s movements in the southern Levant. Mamre is usually identified
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mamre
MAMRE1. One of three Amorite brothers who were allied with Abraham in the fight in which they freed Lot and others from their captors (Gen 14:13, 24).2. A place two miles N of Hebron (q.v.), today called Ramet el-Khalil, Abraham lived there in a tent (Gen 13:18; 14:13). The word translated “plain”
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Mamre
MAMRE (Heb. mamrē’). 1. A place in the Hebron district, W from Machpelah (Gn. 23:17, 19; 49:30; 50:13), associated with Abraham (Gn. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1) and Isaac (Gn. 35:27). Abraham resided for considerable periods under the terebinth of Mamre; there he built an altar, there he learnt of the capture
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mamre (Place)
Mamre (Heb. mamrēʾ) (PLACE)A place that became the focus of Abraham’s wanderings during his sojourn in southern Canaan. Abraham built an altar there (Gen 13:18), and it became the site of numerous divine visitations. While Abraham was encamped at Mamre the Lord told him that Sarah would bear a son
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mamre (Place)
MAMRE[mămˊrĭ] (Heb. mamrē˒) (PLACE). A place Amorite from the vicinity of Hebron. He and his brothers, Eshcol and Aner, were allies of Abraham in the battle against the four eastern kings (Gen. 14:13, 24).
Mamre
MAMRE[mămˊrĭ] (Heb. mamrē˒) (PLACE). A place near Hebron distinguished by a prominent tree (so LXX, Syr.) or group of trees (so MT; RSV “oaks”; NIV “great trees”; RSV mg. “terebinths”), apparently named after Abram’s ally (14:13). The traditional site is Râmet el-Khalîl, ca. 3
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mamre
MAMRE An Amorite chieftain who owned a wooded plot of oak trees near Hebron in southern Canaan (Gen 14:13). Abraham lived near the oaks of Mamre for a time during his travels in Palestine (Gen 13:18; 18:1) and forged a covenant alliance with Mamre and his brothers, Eshcol and Aner (Gen 14:13). In time,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mamre
Mamremanliness. (1.) An Amoritish chief in alliance with Abraham (Gen. 14:13, 24).(2.) The name of the place in the neighbourhood of Hebron (q.v.) where Abraham dwelt (Gen. 23:17, 19; 35:27); called also in Authorized Version (13:18) the “plain of Mamre,” but in Revised Version more correctly “the
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