Hebron means in the bible: A city in Judah that dates back to the ancient times, located at 3040 feet high above the Mediterranean and 20 miles from Jerusalem. Also known as Mamre or Kirjatharba Gen. 13-18; 35-27. Caleb Josh acquired it as his property. It served as the burial place for Abraham and his families 23:2, 19, 49:29-32. 14:13-15. This was one of six cities of refuge Josh. It is a Levitical City Josh. 21:11 (13), David’s capital in the early part of his reign, 2 Sam. 5:3-5. It was a significant place in the country’s later history and still holds a high population.
(in Bible Dictionary)