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Easton's Bible Dictionary


first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen 23:20). This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah," where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried (49:29-32). In Act 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem." It has been proposed, as a mode of reconciling the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Gen 23:20, to read Act 7:16 thus: "And they [i.e., our fathers] were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem." In this way the purchase made by Abraham is not to be confounded with the purchase made by Jacob subsequently in the same district. Of this purchase by Abraham there is no direct record in the Old Testament. (See TOMB.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


sep'-ul-ker (2Ch 21:20; 32:33; Joh 19:41 f; Ac 2:29, etc.).



King James Dictionary

Sepulchre: A Place of Burial; Grave.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited SEPULCHREs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. (Matthew 23:27)

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g5028 Greek: taphos


akin to thapto, "to bury," originally "a burial," then, "a place for burial, a tomb," occurs in Mat 23:27; 23:29, RV (AV, "tombs"); Mat 27:61, 64, 66; 28:1; metaphorically, Rom 3:13.

2 Strong's Number: g3418 Greek: mnema



3 Strong's Number: g3419 Greek: mnemeion



Smith's Bible Dictionary




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