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  • n. Plural form of terebinth.


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  • In the midrashic account, Abraham and Sarah stayed in Egypt for three months, after which they returned to Canaan and dwelled “at the terebinths of Mamre which are in Hebron” (Gen. 13: 14).

    Sarah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • The thin forest reminded me of the wooded slopes of the Anti – Libanus about El – Kunaytarah: there, however, terebinths and holm-oaks take the place of these unlovely and uncomfortable thorn-trees.

    The Land of Midian

  • And a fugitive came and told Abram, the man from across the river, who was dwelling by the terebinths of Mamre, the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner, who were bound by covenant to Abram.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Abraham wanted a place of burial as near as possible to his place of residence, which since Ge 14: 13 apparently had always been the terebinths of Mamre, when Abraham was dwelling in the vicinity of Hebron.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Comparing with Ge 18: 1, we notice that Mamre will most likely be a briefer designation for "the terebinths of Mamre."

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • We last met Abraham near Hebron, living amid the terebinths of Mamre

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Whether the city then occupied the site that present-day Hebron does may well be questioned; nor is there any trace left of "the terebinths of Mamre."

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • And Abram kept moving his tent along and came and dwelt by the terebinths of Mamre, which are in Hebron; and he built an altar there unto Yahweh.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Ephraim clumps of terebinths dotted the land, while extensive palm groves were both the ornament and wealth of the Jordan Valley.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Or, as otherwise read, The dove of the distant terebinths.

    LVI. Book II


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