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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Mamre

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An Amorite prince, brother of Eshcol and Aner. All three united their forces to aid Abraham in the rescue of Lot, Genesis 14:1-24 . He gave his name to the town where he dwelt, afterwards Hebron, in the suburbs of which was a large terebinth-tree, or grove, (see Genesis 13:18 18:1 . The cave of Machpelah was adjacent to Mamre on the east, Genesis 23:17,19 49:30; and from the heights nearby, Abraham could see the smoking plain of Sodom, Genesis 19:27,28 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Mamre'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/m/mamre.html. 1859.

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