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The Tomb of Joseph. According to Jews: Joseph's Tomb, Nablus (Shchem), West Bank, (pictured); According to Muslims: Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron, West Bank


The Cave of Patriarchs - Me'arat HaMachpela /Al Maghàrah - in Hebron is famous all over the ME. This is a series of subterranean caves located in the complex called by Muslims the Abraham Mosque or Sanctuary of Abraham. The structure is considered the second shrine by Jews, but it is revered by Christians and Muslims too because is regarded as the tomb of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.


Tombs of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank: This is the second holiest site in Judaism after the Western Wall in Jerusalem and has been a Jewish pilgrimage destination from earliest times to today. Genesis 23:19 and 25:9 "Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave on the plot of land at Machpelah to the east of Mamre, which is Hebron, in Canaan.... [Abraham's] sons, Isaac and Ishmael, buried him in the cave at Machpelah... with his wife Sarah."