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Hebron in the Bible

Complete list of all references to Hebron, Mamre and Machpela in the Torah and the Tanach.

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Genesis 13:18 And Abram moved his tent, and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the L-RD.
 
Genesis 14:13-14  And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew--now he dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner; and these were confederate with Abram. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued as far as Dan.

Genesis 23:2  And Sarah died in Kiriath Arba--the same is Hebron--in the land of Canaan; and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.

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 25:09-10 And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; the field which Abraham purchased of the children of Heth; there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

Genesis 35:27  And Jacob came unto Isaac his father to Mamre, to Kiriath-Arba--the same is Hebron--where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.

Genesis 37:14  And he said to him: 'Go now, see whether it is well with thy brethren, and well with the flock; and bring me back word.' So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
 
Genesis 49:29-32 And he 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 from Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a burying-place.There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah. The field and the cave that is therein, which was purchased from the children of Heth.'
 
Genesis 50:13 For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field, for a possession of a burying-place, of Ephron the Hittite, in front of Mamre.

Exodus 6:18 And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years.

Numbers 3:19 And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.

Numbers 3:27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these are the families of the Kohathites:

Numbers 13:22 And they went up into the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. --Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.--

Numbers 26:58 These are the families of Levi: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. And Kohath begot Amram.

Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying:

Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying:

Joshua 10:23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon.

Joshua 10:23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon.

Joshua 10:39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining; as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to the king thereof.

Joshua 11:21 And Joshua came at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill-country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill-country of Judah, and from all the hill-country of Israel; Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.

Joshua 12:10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.

Joshua 14:14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, unto this day; because that he wholly followed the L-RD, the G-d of Israel.

Joshua 14:15 Now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

Joshua 15:13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the L-RD to Joshua, even Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak--the same is Hebron.

Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kiriath-arba--the same is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages.

Joshua 20:7 And they set apart Kedesh in Galilee in the hill-country of Naphtali, and Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba--the same is Hebron--in the hill-country of Judah.

Joshua 21:11 And they gave them Kiriath-arba, which Arba was the father of Anak--the same is Hebron--in the hill-country of Judah, with the open land round about it.

Joshua 21:13 And unto the children of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron with the open land about it, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Libnah with the open land about it;

Judges 1:10 And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron--now the name of Hebron beforetime was Kiriath-arba--and they smote Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

Judges 1:20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses had spoken; and he drove out thence the three sons of Anak.

Judges 16:3 And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and laid hold of the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and plucked them up, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron.

I Samuel 30:31 And to them that were in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.

II Samuel 2:1 And it came to pass after this, that David inquired of the L-RD, saying: 'Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?' And the L-RD said unto him: 'Go up.' And David said: 'Whither shall I go up?' And He said: 'Unto Hebron.'

II Samuel 2:3 And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household; and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

II Samuel 2:11 And the time that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months.

II Samuel 2:32 And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Beth-lehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and the day broke upon them at Hebron.

II Samuel 3:2 And unto David were sons born in Hebron; and his first-born was Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;

II Samuel 3:5 And the sixth, Ithream, of Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron.

II Samuel 3:19 And Abner also spoke in the ears of Benjamin; and Abner went also to speak in the ears of David in Hebron all that seemed good to Israel, and to the whole house of Benjamin.

II Samuel 3:20 So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast.

II Samuel 3:22 And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a foray, and brought in a great spoil with them;
but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.

II Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside into the midst of the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there in the groin, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.

II Samuel 3:32 And they buried Abner in Hebron; and the king lifted up his voice, and wept at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept.

II Samuel 4:1 And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands became feeble, and all the Israelites were affrighted.

II Samuel 4:8 And they brought the head of Ish-bosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king: 'Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, who sought thy life; and the L-RD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.'

II Samuel 4:12 And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up beside the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ish-bosheth, and buried it in the grave of Abner in Hebron.

II Samuel 5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spoke, saying: 'Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

II Samuel 5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the L-RD; and they anointed David king over Israel.

II Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

II Samuel 5:13 And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron; and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

II Samuel 15:7 And it came to pass at the end of forty years, that Absalom said unto the king: 'I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the L-RD, in Hebron.

II Samuel 15:9 And the king said unto him: 'Go in peace.' So he arose, and went to Hebron.

II Samuel 15:10 But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying: 'As soon as ye hear the sound of the horn, then ye shall say: Absalom is king in Hebron.'

I Kings 2:11 And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

I Chronicles 2:42 And the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his first-born, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

I Chronicles 2:43 And the sons of Hebron: Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.

I Chronicles 3:1 Now these were the sons of David, that were born unto him in Hebron: the first-born, Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess;

I Chronicles 3:4 Six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months; and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.

I Chronicles 6:2 (5:28) And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

I Chronicles 6:18 (6:3) And the sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

I Chronicles 6:55 (6:40) To them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah, and the open land round about it;

I Chronicles 6:57 (6:42) And to the sons of Aaron they gave the city of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with the open land about it, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with the open land about it;

I Chronicles 11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying: 'Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

I Chronicles 11:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the L-RD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the L-RD by the hand of Samuel.

I Chronicles 12:23 (12:24) And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the L-RD.

I Chronicles 12:38 (12:39) All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a whole heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

I Chronicles 15:9 of the sons of Hebron: Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore;

I Chronicles 23:12 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

I Chronicles 23:19 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

I Chronicles 26:23 Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites;

I Chronicles 26:30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward; for all the business of the L-RD, and for the service of the king.

I Chronicles 26:31 Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites, according to their generations by fathers' houses. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.

I Chronicles 29:27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

II Chronicles 11:10 and Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin, fortified cities.
 
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