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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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  1. Son of Zohar the Hittite possessor of a field called "Machpelah," which he sold to Abraham for 400 shekels (Genesis 23:8 , 25:9 , 49:29 ). The Talmudists place Ephron's conduct in a poor light, alleging that after having promised Abraham the field for nothing, he accepted from him 400 shekels in good money (Bek. 20 B. M. 87 B. B. 89).

  2. One of the places won by Abijah, King of Judah, from Jeroboam, King of Israel (2Chronicles 13 19). But the "ḳ ere"is "Ephrain" ().

  3. Mount Ephron, a district on the northern frontier of Judah, between Naphtoah and Kirjathjearim (Joshua 15:9 ).

  4. A city on the east of the Jordan, taken and destroyed by Judas Maccabeus in his expedition to Gilead (I Macc. 5:46-51 II Macc. 12:27 Josephus, "Ant." 12:8, § 5).

E. G. H. M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ephron'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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