Prophet Ibraham A.S

 Hebron,Hebron Governorate, Palestine


The Tombs of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron is the burial place of three biblical couples — Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, and Jacob and Leah.

The second holiest site in Judaism (after the Western Wall in Jerusalem), it is also sacred to the other two Abrahamic faiths, Christianity and Islam.

It was the patriarch Abraham who bought the property when his wife Sarah died, around 2000 years before Christ was born. Genesis 23 tells how Abraham, then living nearby at Mamre, bought the land containing the Cave of Machpelah to use as a burial place. He paid Ephron the Hittite the full market price — 400 shekels of silver.

Most of the enclosure is now roofed. Inside, six cenotaphs covered with decorated tapestries represent the tombs of the patriarchs. The actual burial places of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Leah are in the cave beneath, to which access is not permitted.

Additional Info

The main entrance, to the Muslim area, is up a long flight of steps beside the northwest Herodian wall, then east through the Djaouliyeh mosque (added outside the wall in the 14th century) and right to enter the enclosure.

  How to Reach: From Ben Gurion Airport the Cave of the Patriarchs is around 93 KM. From the airport it is only two to three hours by shared taxi (called sherut, Israeli; and service,Arabic) from the airport to Hebron, and an hour and a half by a private taxi. From Jordan this journey is significantly longer, and it involves the likelihood of lengthy delays, several hours possibly, at the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge. Once through the checkpoint find a shared or private taxi that will take you the rest of the way to Hebron direct, or via Jerusalem or Bethlehem. You travel from Tel Aviv Airport to Jerusalem and then from Jerusalem either to Bethlehem and then to Hebron or directly from Jerusalem to Hebron. By shared taxi one drives straight into Jerusalem . Sheruts (or service in the West Bank) do not leave for their destinations until they are full, but this generally does not take long! These depart from outside the airport arrivals hall. They can deliver you directly to your destination in Jeru,

Nearest City : Hebron
Nearest Bus Stop : Me'arat Hamahpela
Nearest Airport : Ben Gurion Airport
Nearest Railway Station : -
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Contact Person Phone: 972-2-9605602
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