Sites & cities that bear the name of Mamre


First trace of activity : ca. 9th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 12th century C.E
Recorded names : Elonei Mamre, Beth Ilanim, Botnah

Description : This article is about the ancient site and holy tree north of historical Hebron. For the Russian Orthodox monastery at Hebron and the ancient tree within, see Abraham's Oak Holy Trinity Monastery and Oak of MamreMamre (; Hebrew: מַמְרֵא), full Hebrew name Elonei Mamre ("Oaks/Terebinths of Mamre"), refers to an ancient cultic shrine originally focused on a single holy tree, belonging to Canaan, Talmudic sources refer to the site as Beth Ilanim or Botnah, where it was one of the three most important "fairs", or market places, in Judea. Mamre lies approximately halfway between Halhul and historical Hebron, 4 kilometres north of the latter.

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