Mamre
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Mamre
Bible Meaning: Strength, fatness, lusty
Strong's Concordance #H4471

Mamre was the name of one of Abraham's allies who helped him defeat the forces of Chedorlaomer in order to save Lot and his family.

Location of Hebron in Ancient Israel Map

The plain of Mamre was one of the primary places Abraham and his family lived in Canaan. It was considered a part of the city of Hebron (Genesis 13:18). Please see our article on Hebron for information about this area.

Important verses

Person

Genesis 14:13
And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew: for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

Genesis 14:24
Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre: let them take their portion.

Location

Genesis 13:18
Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD.

Genesis 23:19
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 25:9
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him (Abraham) in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre . . .

Genesis 35:27
And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

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