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 23:8, 10, 13, 16
And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight: hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar . . .

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 . . .

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.

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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