Sepulchre

Sepulchre [N] [S]

first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite ( Genesis 23:20 ). This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah," where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried ( 79:29-32 ). In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem." It has been proposed, as a mode of reconciling the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Genesis 23:20 , to read Acts 7:16 thus: "And they [i.e., our fathers] were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem." In this way the purchase made by Abraham is not to be confounded with the purchase made by Jacob subsequently in the same district. Of this purchase by Abraham there is no direct record in the Old Testament. (See TOMB .)

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
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Sepulchre

A place of burial; grave.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited SEPULCHREs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. ( Matthew 23:27 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Sepulchre'". A King James Dictionary.

Sepulchre. [N] [E]

[BURIAL]


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

Bibliography Information

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

SEPULCHRE

sep'-ul-ker (2 Chronicles 21:20; 32:33; John 19:41; Acts 2:29, etc.).

See BURIAL; JERUSALEM, VIII.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

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