Cave of the Patriarchs

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Coordinates: 31°31′29″N 35°06′39″E / 31.5247°N 35.1107°E / 31.5247; 35.1107

the Cave of the Patriarchs
map of the Cave of the Patriarchs

The Cave of the Patriarchs, also called the Cave of Machpelah (Hebrew: מערת המכפלה, About this sound Me'arat ha-Makhpela , trans. "cave of the double tombs") and known by Muslims as the Sanctuary of Abraham or the Ibrahimi Mosque (Arabic: الحرم الإبراهيمي‎, About this sound al-Haram al-Ibrahimi ) is an archaeological site in Hebron, Israel. According to the Jewish tradition it is the site of the graves of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. These graves have been buried under a church built in the Byzantine Period in Israel, and which is now used as a mosque.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Official Website (Israeli)
  • Cave of the Patriarchs
  • The Cave of Machpelah Tomb of the Patriarch Jewish Virtual Library
  • Tombs of the Patriarchs Article and Photos Sacred Destinations
  • Demands for Equal Rights for the Jewish People at Ma'arat HaMachpela Hebron.org.il
  • Aerial Photograph Google Maps
  •  "Machpelah". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
  • Bible Land Library
  • Photos and Diagram of Underground at Caves of Machpela