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).

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