Cave of Machpelah

cave in Hebron where the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish nation are traditionally thought to be buried

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • the massacre at the Cave of Machpelah — murderous rampage of Jews against Arabs that occurred in this cave in 1994 …   English contemporary 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

  • Cave of the Patriarchs — Southern view of the enclosure …   Wikipedia

  • Cave of the Patriarchs — Cave of Machpelah, cave in Hebron (Israel) where the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Israelites were buried …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

  • Cave —    There are numerous natural caves among the limestone rocks of Syria, many of which have been artificially enlarged for various purposes.    The first notice of a cave occurs in the history of Lot (Gen. 19:30).    The next we read of is the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 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 — /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

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