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The most remarkable caves noticed in Scripture are, that in which Lot dwelt after the destruction of Sodom, (Genesis 19:30 ) the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:17 ) cave of Makkedah, (Joshua 10:10 ) cave of Adullam, (1 Samuel 22:1 ) cave od Engedi, (1 Samuel 24:3 ) Obadiah's cave, (1 Kings 18:4 ) Elijah's cave in Horeb, (1 Kings 19:9 ) the rock sepulchres of Lazarus and of our Lord. (Matthew 27:60 ; John 11:38 ) Caves were used for temporary dwelling-places and for tombs.

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

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