Herod's tomb of the
patriarchs at Hebron (center)
which later became a Muslim shrine
Pre-Davidic center of
the tribe of Judah & reputed site of the tombs of all the
Hebrew patriarchs & their wives (except Rachel).
It was David's first capitol until the conquest of Jerusalem.
erected a massive 160' x 90' shrine for the patriarchs there,
whose outer wall (minus the marble & gold), still provides
an excellent example of the type of Herodian construction that
was later used to expand & renovate the temple in Jerusalem.
1.237, 256, 345;
7.7, 19, 24, 31-36, 53-65, 389
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Perspective on the
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