the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #4471 - מַמְרֵא
Mamre = “strength” or “fatness”
1) an Amorite who allied himself with Abram (noun proper masculine)
2) an oak grove on Mamre’s land in Palestine where Abraham dwelt (noun proper locative)
3) a place near Abraham’s burial place, apparently identified with Hebron (noun proper locative)
of a location Mamre, only in Genesis:
1 in J only אֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא terebinths of Mamre (proper name, masculine?), Genesis 13:18 (defined by אֲשֶׁר בְּחֶבְרוֺן), Genesis 18:1 (in both the dwelling-place of Abraham).
2. proper name, masculine in Genesis 14:13 (הָאֱמֹרִי׳אֵלֹנֵי מ), compare Genesis 14:24 (where ally of Abraham)
3. proper name, of a location in P: near Abraham's place of burial Genesis 23:17; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 49:30; Genesis 50:3; apparently identified with Hebron Genesis 23:19; Genesis 35:27, compare Di. — ᵐ5 Μαμβρη.
מִמְשַׁח see משׁח.
מִמְשָׁל, מֶמְשָׁלָה, מֶמְשֶׁ֫לֶת see משׁל
[מִמְשָׁק] see משׁק. מַמְתַֿקִּים see מתק.
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מַמְרֵא (“fatness,” “strength”), [Mamre], pr.n. of an Amorite who was in league with Abraham, Genesis 14:13, 24 Genesis 14:24. Hence אֵלוֹנֵי מַמְרֵא “the oaks of Mamre,” 13:18 18:1 and simply מַמְרֵא 23:17, 19 Genesis 23:19, 35:27, the name of an oak grove near Hebron.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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