Word Summary
Makpelah: a place near Hebron
Original Word: מַכְפֵּלָה
Transliteration: Makpelah
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-pay-law')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a place near Hebron
Meaning: Machpelah -- a place near Hebron
Strong's Concordance

From kaphal; a fold; Makpelah, a place in Palestine -- Machpelah.

see HEBREW kaphal


H4375. Makpelah

מַכְמֵּלָהproper name, of a location near Hebron, where the patriarchs and their wives were buried, only in P, always with article; בַּמּ אשׁר ׳שׂדהGenesis 23:17, הַמּ ׳מְעָדַתthe cave of Machpelah 23:9, 25:9, הַמּ מְעָרַת׳שְׂדֵה23:19; 50:13, הַמּ בִּשְׂדֵה אֲשֶׁר ׳מְעָרָה49:30. — compare BuhlGeogr. 160, 161. — (Evidently originally appellative, but meaning dubious; ᵐ5τό διπλοῦν; according to Thes = part, lot, portion, as Ethiopic ).