Changes

Jump to: navigation, search

Oak of Mamre

140 bytes added, 01:10, November 10, 2008
m
no edit summary
The '''Oak of Sibta''', at Hirbet es-Sibte, two kilometres southwest of Mamre, also called ''The Oak of Abraham'' or ''The Oak of Mamre'' <ref> The Hebrew term ''Eloney Mamreh'' of Genesis 13:18 is considered by some translators to be a name of a region in Canaan. Other scholars dispute this and suggest that it is the reference to the terebinth trees of Mamre; or to the ''Oak of Mamre'', which is know known as ''Abraham's Oak'' </ref>, is an ancient tree which, in tradition, is said to mark the place where Abraham pitched his tent. It is estimated that this oak is approximately 5,000 years old. The [[Russian Orthodox Church]] owns the site and the nearby monastery. The tradition carried down is that the Oak of Abraham will die before the appearance of the Anti-Christ. The oak has been dead for over three years now.
 
==Sources==
<small> Picture of the Oak of Sibta taken from [http://www.old-picture.com/europe/Abrahams-Mamreh-tree.htm this site].</small>
==Notes==
<references/>
6,138
edits

Navigation menu