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 (Gen 14:13; Gen 14:24). 2 A focal place in Abraham’s movements about southern Palestine. Mamre is usually identified with modern Ramet el-Khalil, just north of Hebron. According to biblical tradition, Abraham built an altar at Mamre (Gen 13:18), and there God told Abraham that Sarah would have a son (Gen 18:1-15). There too Abraham pleaded for Sodom and Gomorrah to be spared (Gen 18:16-33). In the nearby cave of Machpelah the patriarchs and their wives were buried (Gen 23:17-20; Gen 25:7-10; Gen 35:27-29; Gen 49:28-33; Gen 50:12-13).

Gen 14:13-24

13Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of ... View more

Gen 14:13

13Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and of Aner; these were allies of ... View more

Gen 14:24

24I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me—Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their share.”

Gen 13:18

18So Abram moved his tent, and came and settled by the oaks of Mamre, which are at Hebron; and there he built an altar to the Lord.

Gen 18:1-15

A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah
1The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day.2He looked ... View more

Gen 18:16-33

Judgment Pronounced on Sodom
16Then the men set out from there, and they looked toward Sodom; and Abraham went with them to set them on their way.17The Lord sai ... View more

Gen 23:17-20

17So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, througho ... View more

Gen 25:7-10

The Death of Abraham
7This is the length of Abraham's life, one hundred seventy-five years.8Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and ... View more

Gen 35:27-29

The Death of Isaac
27Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had resided as aliens.28Now the days of ... View more

Gen 49:28-33

28All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, blessing each one of them with a suitable blessing ... View more

Gen 50:12-13

12Thus his sons did for him as he had instructed them.13They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, the field n ... View more

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