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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Ephron (1)

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ē´fron ( עפרון , ‛ephrōn , "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 Psalm 33:19 ; 1 Kings 16:24 ). See also MONEY ; MONEY , CURRENT .

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

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