Ephron
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Ephron
Bible Meaning: Fawn-like
Strong's Concordance #H6085

Ephron was the name of a Hittite who sold Abraham, for four hundred shekels of silver, a cave and its surrounding field near Mamre (Hebron). He bought the property and used the cave to bury his beloved wife Sarah (Genesis 23:2). Upon his death he too was buried in it (25:9). Abraham's son Isaac and his wife Rebekah (35:29), as well as his grandson Jacob and wife Leah (49:31, 50:13) were also buried in the cave.

Ephron was also the name of a mountain that defined one of Judah's borders (Joshua 15:9) with the tribe of Benjamin.

Important verses

Person

Genesis 23:10, 13, 16
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I thee, and the cave that is therein, I give it thee; . . .

And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money for the field: take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.

And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron: and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

Genesis 49:1, 29 - 31
And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days . . .

And he (Jacob) charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite

In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

Mountain

Joshua 15:1, 9
This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the uttermost part of the south coast . . .

And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron: and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim . . .

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