Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre)

Oaks of Mamre (Elone Mamre)

(Genesis 18:1)

“And the LORD appeared unto him by the oaks of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day.” (Genesis 18:1)

Ruins about 2 km. north of Hebron. Believed to be the site of Biblical Elone Mamre, (Oaks [Terebinths] of Mamre) site of Abraham’s dwelling place.
There are remains here of an enclosure, 50×65 meters, built by Hadrian. Two courses of large stones, some measuring 6 meters in length, are all that remain today.

This is also believed to be the site of Botnah (mentioned in Talmud and Midrash) where……

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