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Mamre

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mamre

Manliness.

1. An Amoritish chief in alliance with Abraham (Genesis 14:13, 24).

2. The name of the place in the neighbourhood of Hebron (q.v.) where Abraham dwelt (Genesis 23:17, 19; 35:27); called also in Authorized Version (13:18) the "plain of Mamre," but in Revised Version more correctly "the oaks [marg., terebinths'] of Mamre." The name probably denotes the "oak grove" or the "wood of Mamre," thus designated after Abraham's ally.

This "grove" must have been within sight of or "facing" Machpelah (q.v.). The site of Mamre has been identified with Ballatet Selta, i.e., "the oak of rest", where there is a tree called "Abraham's oak," about a mile and a half west of Hebron. Others identify it with er-Rameh, 2 miles north of Hebron.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Mamre

rebellious; bitter; set with trees


Naves Topical Index
Mamre

1. A plain near Hebron:

Abraham resides in
Genesis 13:18; Genesis 14:13

Entertains three angels, and is promised a son
Genesis 18:1-15

Isaac dwells in
Genesis 35:27

2. An Amorite and confederate of Abraham
Genesis 14:13; Genesis 14:24


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Mamre

(strength, fatness) an ancient Amorite, who with his brothers, Eshcol and Aner, was in alliance with Abram, (Genesis 14:13,51) and under the shade of whose oak grove the patriarch dwelt in the interval between his residence at Bethel and at Beersheba. ch. (Genesis 13:18; 18:1) In the subsequent chapters Mamre is a mere local appellation. ch, (Genesis 23:17,19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13)