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Ephron

Ephron [N] [H] [S]

fawn-like.

  • 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 ; Genesis 49:29 Genesis 49:30 ).

  • 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.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ephron". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Ephron [N] [E] [S]

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    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ephron'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Ephron [N] [E] [H]

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


    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ephron'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    EPHRON (1)

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

    The Hittite of whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:8; 25:9; 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.


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EPHRON (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    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 Macc 5:45,46 the King James Version; Ant, XII, viii, 5; also 2 Macc 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


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EPHRON (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.