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Ephron

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EPHRON . 1 . The Hittite from whom Abraham purchased the field or plot of ground in which was the cave of Machpelah ( Genesis 23:1-20 ). The purchase is described with great particularity; and the transactions between Ephron and Abraham are conducted with an elaborate courtesy characteristic of Oriental proceedings. Ephron received 400 shekels’ weight of silver (23:15): coined money apparently did not exist at that time. If we compare the sale of the site with other instances ( Genesis 33:19 , 1 Kings 16:24 ), Ephron seems to have made a good bargain. 2 . A mountain district, containing cities, on the border of Judah, between Nephtoah and Kiriath-jearim ( Joshua 15:9 ). The ridge W. of Bethlehem seems intended. 3 . A strong fortress in the W. part of Bashan between Ashteroth-karnaim and Bethshean ( 1Ma 5:46 ff., 2Ma 12:27 ). The site is unknown. 4 . In 2 Chronicles 13:19 RV [Note: Revised Version.] reads Ephron for AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Ephrain . The place referred to is probably the Ephraim of John 11:54 . See Ephraim (city), No. 2 .


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ephron'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/e/ephron.html. 1909.

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