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Mamre


Mam’re (strength, fatness), an ancient Amorite, who with his brothers, Eshcol and Aner, was in alliance with Abram, Gen. 14:13, 24, and under the shade of whose oak grove the patriarch dwelt in the interval between his residence at Bethel and at Beersheba. ch. 13:18; 18:1. In the subsequent chapters Mamre is a mere local appellation. ch. 23:17, 19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13.