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A sepulcher, or sepulchre, is a type of tomb or burial chamber[1]. In ancient Hebrew practice, sepulchres were often carved into the rock of a hillside. This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the church building in Jerusalem. ... For the New York prison see The Tombs. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The word is sometimes confused with "sepulture", the act of burying a dead person.


Referring from the Easton's Bible Dictionary, 'Sepulchre' is first mentioned as having been purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah", where Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were also buried (79:29-32). In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money[2] of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem." [3] Eastons Bible Dictionary generally refers to the Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, by Matthew George Easton M.A., D.D. ( 1823- 1894), published three years after Eastons death in 1897 by Thomas Nelson. ... For other uses, see Abraham (name) and Abram (disambiguation). ... Engraving of Sarah by Hans Collaert from c. ... The Cave of the Patriarchs is considered to be the spiritual center of the ancient city of Hebron. ... Rebekah (Rebecca or Rivkah) (רִבְקָה Captivating, Enchantingly Beautiful, Noose or Snare, Standard Hebrew Rivqa, Tiberian Hebrew Riḇqāh) is the wife of Isaac. ... This article is about Jacob in the Hebrew Bible. ... Look up Leah, לֵאָה in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Tombs of the Hebrews were generally excavated in the solid rock or were natural caves. Mention is made of such tombs in Judges 8:32; 2 Samuel 2:32; and 2 Kings 9:28; 23:30. They were sometimes made in gardens (2 Kings 21:26; 23:16; Matthew 27:60). They are found in great numbers in and around Jerusalem and all over the land. They were sometimes whitewashed (Matthew 23:27, 29). The body of Jesus was laid in Joseph of Arimathea's new rock-hewn tomb[4], in a garden near to Calvary perhaps the site of the Holy Sepulchre. The mouth of such rocky tombs was usually closed by a large stone (Hebrew golal), which could only be removed by the united efforts of several men (Matthew 28:2; John 11:39) This article is about the Hebrew people. ... Book of Judges (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim ספר שופטים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. ... The Books of Samuel (Hebrew: Sefer Shmuel ספר שמואל), are part of the Tanakh (part of Judaisms Hebrew Bible) and also of the Old Testament (of Christianity). ... The Books of Kings (‎) is a part of Judaisms Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. ... The Gospel of Matthew (literally, according to Matthew; Greek, Κατά Μαθθαίον or Κατά Ματθαίον, Kata Maththaion or Kata Matthaion) is a synoptic gospel in the New Testament, one of four canonical gospels. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Whitewash, or calcimine, kalsomine, or calsomine is a type of inexpensive paint made from slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) and chalk (whiting). ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... Joseph of Arimathea by Pietro Perugino. ... Golgotha redirects here. ... The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, called Church of the Resurrection (Anastasis) by Eastern Christians, is a Christian church now within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. ... For other uses, see Gospel of John (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ [1] Dictionary.com definition
  2. ^ Joshua 24:32
  3. ^ It has been proposed, as a way of reconciling the apparent discrepancy between this verse and Gen. 23:20, to read Acts 7:16 thus: "And they [i.e., our fathers] were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem." In this way the purchase made by Abraham is not confounded with the purchase subsequently made by Jacob in the same district. Of this purchase by Abraham there is no direct record in the Old Testament. (See Thomas Campbell)
  4. ^ Mark 15:46

This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Eastons Bible Dictionary generally refers to the Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, by Matthew George Easton M.A., D.D. (1823-1894), published three years after Eastons death in 1897 by Thomas Nelson. ...


a sepulchre can also be a burial site for wealthier families where there family members were placed in coffins and placed on shelfs.


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Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2558 words)
Helena had been directed by her son to build churches upon sites which commemorated the life of Jesus Christ, so the Church of the Holy Sepulchre was about the end of the life of Jesus, just as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (also founded by Constantine and Helena) was about its beginning.
To the left, or west, is the Rotunda of the Anastasis beneath the larger of the church's two domes, in the center of which is the Educule of the Holy Sepulchre itself.
To the right of the sepulchre on the southeastern side of the Rotunda is the Chapel of the Apparition which is reserved for Roman Catholic use.
Holy Sepulchre (2467 words)
That it was outside the city is confirmed by the well-known fact that the Jews did not permit burial inside the city except in the case of their kings.
The Holy Sepulchre, separated by excavation from the mass of rock, and surmounted by a gilded dome, was in the centre of a rotunda 65 feet in diameter.
That, on the contrary, the wall took an irregular course, excluding the Sepulchre, seems to have been sufficiently proved by the discoveries, in recent years, of masses of masonry to the east and southeast of the church.
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