- The place near Mamre where the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their wives were buried (Gen. 49:29; 50:12–13). The site was in or near Hebron (Gen. 23:19), but in Shechem according to Acts 7:15–16. Walls possibly built in the time of Herod the Great surround the Hebron site, which is venerated by both Jews and Muslims.
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Machpelah — • The burial place in the vicinity of ancient Hebron which Abraham bought from Ephron the Hethite for the interment of Sara (Gen., xxiii, 9, 17) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Machpelah Machpelah … Catholic encyclopedia
Machpelah — Machpelah, Höhle in Judäa bei Mamre (s.d.) mit den Patriarchengräbern … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Machpelah — Portion; double cave, the cave which Abraham bought, together with the field in which it stood, from Ephron the Hittite, for a family burying place (Gen. 23). It is one of those Bible localities about the identification of which there can be… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Machpelah — /mak pee lah/, n. the site of a cave, probably in the ancient city of Hebron, where Abraham, Sarah, Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah were buried. Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13. * * * … Universalium
Machpelah — n. cave in Hebron which is the site of the Tomb of the Patriarchs (burial place of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah) … English contemporary dictionary
Machpelah — /mak pee lah/, n. the site of a cave, probably in the ancient city of Hebron, where Abraham, Sarah, Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah were buried. Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13 … Useful english dictionary
MACHPELAH, CAVE OF — (Heb. מְעָרַת הַמַּכְפֵּלָה). The word Machpelah, which in the Bible always appears with a definite article, is variously the name of a cave (Gen. 23:9, 19; 25:9); a field, the cave which is in the field of Machpelah (Gen. 49:30); and a place,… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Machpelah Cemetery — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Machpelah Cemetery (Kentucky), ID Nr. 91000427 Machpelah Cemetery (New York), ID Nr. 07001204 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben … Deutsch Wikipedia
Machpelah Cemetery — Is a Jewish cemetery located in the Ridgewood section of Queens, New York. The cemetery is the final resting place of the magician Harry Houdini and his brother Theodore Hardeen … Wikipedia
Cave of Machpelah — cave in Hebron where the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish nation are traditionally thought to be buried … English contemporary dictionary