[hee-bruh n]


an ancient city of Palestine, formerly in W Jordan; occupied by Israel 1967–97; since 1997 under Palestinian self-rule.

Arabic El Kha·lil [el kah-leel] /ˌɛl kɑˈlil/.
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  • From the direction of Hebron other valleys fall into this wide plain.

  • We parted from the quarantine soldiers, and took a guide for Hebron.

  • I had two dromedaries here, thoroughbred; we might have reached Hebron before——'


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

  • From a hill in the neighborhood of Hebron Jerusalem was in sight.

    Richard I

    Jacob Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for hebron



a city in the West Bank: famous for the Haram, which includes the cenotaphs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah. Pop: 168 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: El Khalil
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