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mamre in the Bible

manliness. (1.) An Amoritish chief in alliance with Abraham (Gen. 14:13, 24). (2.) The name of the place in the neighbourhood of Hebron (q.v.) where Abraham dwelt (Gen. 23:17, 19; 35:27); called also in Authorized Version (13:18) the "plain of Mamre," but in Revised Version more correctly "the oaks [marg., 'terebinths'] of Mamre." The name probably denotes the "oak grove" or the "wood of Mamre," thus designated after Abraham's ally. This "grove" must have been within sight of or "facing" Machpelah (q.v.). The site of Mamre has been identified with Ballatet Selta, i.e., "the oak of rest", where there is a tree called "Abraham's oak," about a mile and a half west of Hebron. Others identify it with er-Rameh, 2 miles north of Hebron.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • In the plains of mamre, a short distance above the town of Hebron, still stands a very ancient oak tree.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • And a little from Hebron is the mount of mamre, from which the valley takes its name.

  • The valley itself leads up through winding, narrow walls past the Plain of mamre, directly to Hebron.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • And a little from Hebron is the mount of mamre, of the which the valley taketh his name.

  • His thoughts went back to the days of a childhood spent in Hebron under the rustling boughs of the oak of mamre.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The plain of mamre also occurs, and wherever it does should be oak or ash groves.

    Cultus Arborum Anonymous
  • The tent of the stranger at mamre was in no danger, though Sodom were in flames.

    Notes on the Book of Genesis Charles Henry Mackintosh
  • At that strange promise in the plain of mamre, my old wife, unlike old Abraham's, would not have jeeringly laughed within herself.

    I and My Chimney Herman Melville
  • He received special revelations from God, being visited by him in the plains of mamre as the patriarch dwelt in a tent.

  • Also beyond the flome Jordan is the vale of mamre, and that is a full fair vale.

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