Sepulchre



noun, verb (used with object), sepulchred, sepulchring. Chiefly British.
1.
sepulcher.
noun
1.
a tomb, grave, or burial place.
2.
Also called Easter sepulcher. Ecclesiastical.

a cavity in a mensa for containing relics of martyrs.
a structure or a recess in some old churches in which the Eucharist was deposited with due ceremonies on Good Friday and taken out at Easter in commemoration of Christ’s entombment and Resurrection.

verb (used with object)
3.
to place in a sepulcher; bury.
noun
1.
a burial vault, tomb, or grave
2.
Also called Easter sepulchre. a separate alcove in some medieval churches in which the Eucharistic elements were kept from Good Friday until the Easter ceremonies
verb
3.
(transitive) to bury in a sepulchre

first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the “cave of the field of Machpelah,” where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried (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 of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.” It has been proposed, as a mode 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 of the sons of Emmor [the son] of Sychem.” In this way the purchase made by Abraham is not to be confounded with the purchase made by Jacob subsequently in the same district. Of this purchase by Abraham there is no direct record in the Old Testament. (See TOMB.)

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  • Sepultural

    noun 1. the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial. 2. sepulcher; tomb. noun 1. the act of placing in a sepulchre 2. an archaic word for sepulchre

  • Sepulture

    noun 1. the act of placing in a sepulcher or tomb; burial. 2. sepulcher; tomb. noun 1. the act of placing in a sepulchre 2. an archaic word for sepulchre



  • Seq.

    1. sequel. 2. the following (one).

  • Seqq.

    1. the following (ones). abbreviation 1. sequentia seqq. Latin sequentia (the following [things])



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