The most remarkable caves noticed in Scripture are, that in which Lot dwelt after the destruction of Sodom, ( Genesis 19:30 ) the cave of Machpelah, ( Genesis 23:17 ) cave of Makkedah, ( Joshua 10:10 ) cave of Adullam, ( 1 Samuel 22:1 ) cave od Engedi, ( 1 Samuel 24:3 ) Obadiahs cave, ( 1 Kings 18:4 ) Elijahs cave in Horeb, ( 1 Kings 19:9 ) the rock sepulchres of Lazarus and of our Lord. ( Matthew 27:60 ; John 11:38 ) Caves were used for temporary dwelling-places and for tombs.
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Cave'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".