Ephron
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Ephron

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ephron

(fawn-like), the son of Zochar, a Hittite, from whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah. (Genesis 23:8-17; 25:9; 49:29,30; 50:13) (B.C. 1860.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Ephron

A Hittite, dwelling at Hebron in the time of Abraham, Genesis 23:1 20. The charming account of his transaction with Abraham, and the frequent subsequent mention of his name, point him out as a prince in the land.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fawn-like.

(1.) The son of Zohar a Hittite, the owner of the field and cave of Machpelah (q.v.), which Abraham bought for 400 shekels of silver (Genesis 23:8-17; 25:9; 49:29, 30).

(2.) A mountain range which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:9), probably the range on the west side of the Wady Beit-Hanina.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EPHRON (1)

e'-fron ('ephron, "fawnlike"):

The Hittite of whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:8; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 49:30). The transaction was conducted in true oriental fashion, with excessive courtesy; but the large sum of 400 shekels' weight of silver was in the end required (compare 33:19; 1 Kings 16:24).

See also MONEY; MONEY, CURRENT.

EPHRON (2)

e'-fron (`ephron; Ephron):

(1) 2 Chronicles 13:19: "And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Beth-el with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephron with the towns thereof." Another reading is "Ephraim" (Revised Version, margin). This is thought by many to be identical with Ophrah (`ophrah, Joshua 18:23) and perhaps with Ephraim (`ephrayim, 2 Samuel 13:23) which both have been localized at the lofty town of eT Taiyibeh.

(2) A city East of the Jordan between Carnion (Ashteroth-karnain) and Scythopolis (Beisan): "Then Judas gathered together all the Israelites that were in the country.. Now when they came unto Ephron (this was a great city in the way as they should go, very well fortified) they could not turn from it either on the right hand or on the left, but they must needs pass through the midst of it" (1 Maccabees 5:45, 46 the King James Version; Ant, XII, viii, 5; also 2 Maccabees 12:27). Buhl and Schumacher propose Kacr Wady el Ghafr, a ruined tower which completely commands the deep Wady el Ghafr, but the ruins appear to be scanty.

(3) Mt. Ephron: The border of Judah is described (Joshua 15:9): "It went out to the cities of Mount Ephron." The position will depend on that of Nephtoah and of Kiriath-jearim.

E. W. G. Masterman

Strong's Hebrew
6085. Ephron -- a Hittite, also a mountain and a place in Isr.
... 6084, 6085. Ephron. 6086 . a Hittite, also a mountain and a place in Isr.
Transliteration: Ephron Phonetic Spelling: (ef-rone') Short Definition: Ephron. ...
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Library

Chapter xxiii
... however, apparently there is no idle courtesy or shallow, insincere flattery on
the part of Abraham at all, and on the part of the man Ephron very little, if ...
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Whether it is Lawful to Receive Money for Things Annexed to ...
... Now Abraham bought from Ephron a double cave for a burying-place (Gn.23:8, sqq.),
and Jacob bought from Esau the right of the first-born (Gn.25:31, sqq.). ...
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Appendix D.
... an inaccuracy in Stephen's statement: for the burying-place was not at Sychem which
Abraham bought, but at Hebron, and it was bought of Ephron the Hittite, as ...
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How Judas Subdued the Nations Round About; and How Simon Beat the ...
... the substance that belonged to them, and was going to bring them back into Judea;
but as soon as he was come to a certain city, whose name was Ephron, that lay ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 how judas subdued.htm

The History after the Flood.
... earth. And after him reigned Abimelech in Gerar; and after him another
Abimelech. Then reigned Ephron, surnamed the Hittite. Such ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxxi the history after the.htm

In that Flesh in which the Saints have Suffered So Many ...
... him a place where he might bury her, he declined it as a gift, but bought the
burying-place (giving for it four hundred talents of silver) from Ephron the son ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxxii in that flesh in.htm

Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
... He withdrew to an obscure town called Ephraim or Ephron, in the direction of Bethel,
a short day's journey from Jerusalem.[2] He spent a few days there with ...
/.../renan/the life of jesus/chapter xxii machinations of the.htm

Concerning Sarah Abraham's Wife; and How She Ended Her Days.
... her in Hebron; the Canaanites publicly allowing them a burying-place; which piece
of ground Abraham bought for four hundred shekels, of Ephron, an inhabitant ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 14 concerning sarah abrahams.htm

Epistle iii. To Januarius, Bishop of Caralis (Cagliari).
... up anew, remembering that, when Abraham demanded for a price a sepulchre for the
burial of his wife's body from the sons of Emor, that is from Ephron the son ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle iii to januarius bishop.htm

Chapter xxv
... And his sons, Isaac and Ishmael, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field
of Ephron, the son of Zohar, the Hittite, which was over against Mamre, the ...
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Thesaurus
Ephron (13 Occurrences)
...EPHRON (1). e'-fron ('ephron, "fawnlike"): The Hittite of whom Abraham bought the
field and cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:8; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 49:30). ...
/e/ephron.htm - 13k

Ephron's (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ephron's (2 Occurrences). Genesis 23:16 And Abraham
hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron...
/e/ephron's.htm - 7k

Hittite (45 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:10 Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth.
Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of ...
/h/hittite.htm - 22k

Audience (17 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:10 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite
answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that ...
/a/audience.htm - 13k

Zohar (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Brightness. (1.) The father of Ephron the Hittite (Genesis
23:8). (2.) One of the sons of Simeon (Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15). ...
/z/zohar.htm - 9k

Mach-pe'lah (6 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:17 So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre,
the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in ...
/m/mach-pe'lah.htm - 8k

Buying (12 Occurrences)
... "Hear me," pleads Abraham with the children of Heth, "and entreat for me to Ephron
the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah. ...
/b/buying.htm - 23k

Bury (78 Occurrences)
... Genesis 23:8 He talked with them, saying, "If it be your mind that I should bury
my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar ...
/b/bury.htm - 32k

Heth (13 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS). Genesis 23:10 Now Ephron was sitting in the
middle of the children of Heth. ... Genesis 23:16 Abraham listened to Ephron. ...
/h/heth.htm - 11k

Hollow (35 Occurrences)
... (BBE). Genesis 23:17 So Ephron's field at Machpelah near Mamre, with the hollow
in the rock and all the trees in the field and round it, (BBE). ...
/h/hollow.htm - 20k

Concordance
Ephron (13 Occurrences)

Genesis 23:8
He talked with them, saying, "If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:10
Now Ephron was sitting in the middle of the children of Heth. Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the children of Heth, even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:13
He spoke to Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, "But if you will, please hear me. I will give the price of the field. Take it from me, and I will bury my dead there."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:14
Ephron answered Abraham, saying to him,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:16
Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:17
So the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, the cave which was in it, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all of its borders, were deeded
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 25:9
Isaac and Ishmael, his sons, buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 49:29
He instructed them, and said to them, "I am to be gathered to my people. Bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 49:30
in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a burial place.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 50:13
for his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burial site, from Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:9
The border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath Jearim);
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 18:15
And the south side was from the uttermost part of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went out westward, and went out to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah.
(See RSV)

2 Chronicles 13:19
Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with its towns, and Jeshanah with its towns, and Ephron with its towns.
(WEB ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ephron

Ephron: A Mountain on the Boundary Line Between the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin

Ephron: Son of Zohar, the Hittite: Sells to Abraham the Field Containing the Cave Machpelah

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Zohar (5 Occurrences)

Mach-pe'lah (6 Occurrences)

Buying (12 Occurrences)

Bury (78 Occurrences)

Heth (13 Occurrences)

Hollow (35 Occurrences)

Cave (40 Occurrences)

Machpelah (6 Occurrences)

Answereth (144 Occurrences)

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Gates (156 Occurrences)

Weighed (44 Occurrences)

Weigheth (5 Occurrences)

Terms (25 Occurrences)

Ephrain (1 Occurrence)

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Burying-place (19 Occurrences)

Buryingplace (7 Occurrences)

Burying (22 Occurrences)

Commercial (1 Occurrence)

Current (4 Occurrences)

Agreed (31 Occurrences)

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Site (19 Occurrences)

Standard (42 Occurrences)

Zoar (12 Occurrences)

Buried (125 Occurrences)

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Weight (143 Occurrences)

Resting-place (211 Occurrences)

East (228 Occurrences)

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Field (390 Occurrences)

Price (181 Occurrences)

Bought (66 Occurrences)

Speaketh (367 Occurrences)

Entering (124 Occurrences)

Possess (193 Occurrences)

Weights (14 Occurrences)

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Silver (329 Occurrences)

Passing (177 Occurrences)

Dwelling (340 Occurrences)

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Listen (441 Occurrences)

Burial (25 Occurrences)

Middle (169 Occurrences)

Midst (657 Occurrences)

Hearkened (171 Occurrences)

Hearkeneth (34 Occurrences)

Front (327 Occurrences)

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Naphoth (4 Occurrences)

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Gephyrun

Wouldst (31 Occurrences)

Ish'mael (40 Occurrences)

Intercede (12 Occurrences)

Facing (79 Occurrences)

Faced (32 Occurrences)

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Extended (40 Occurrences)

Extends (15 Occurrences)

Eph'rathites (1 Occurrence)

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