Places Study on Machpelah

Places Study on Machpelah

Genesis 23: That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
Genesis 23: And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
Genesis 23: And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
Genesis 25: And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
Genesis 49: In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.
Genesis 50: For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Machpelah
Portion; double cave, the cave which Abraham bought, together with the field in which it stood, from Ephron the Hittite, for a family burying-place (Genesis 23 ). It is one of those Bible localities about the identification of which there can be no doubt. It was on the slope of a hill on the east of Hebron, "before Mamre." Here were laid the bodies of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Leah (Genesis 23:19 ; 25:9 ; 49:31 ; 50:13 ). Over the cave an ancient Christian church was erected, probably in the time of Justinian, the Roman emperor. This church has been converted into a Mohammedan mosque. The whole is surrounded by the el-Haram i.e., "the sacred enclosure," about 200 feet long, 115 broad, and of an average height of about 50. This building, from the immense size of some of its stones, and the manner in which they are fitted together, is supposed by some to have been erected in the days of David or of Solomon, while others ascribe it to the time of Herod. It is looked upon as the most ancient and finest relic of Jewish architecture. On the floor of the mosque are erected six large cenotaphs as monuments to the dead who are buried in the cave beneath. Between the cenotaphs of Isaac and Rebekah there is a circular opening in the floor into the cavern below, the cave of Machpelah. Here it may be that the body of Jacob, which was embalmed in Egypt, is still preserved (much older embalmed bodies have recently been found in the cave of Deir el-Bahari in Egypt, see PHARAOH ), though those of the others there buried may have long ago mouldered into dust. The interior of the mosque was visited by the Prince of Wales in 1862 by a special favour of the Mohammedan authorities. An interesting account of this visit is given in Dean Stanley's Lectures on the Jewish Church. It was also visited in 1866 by the Marquis of Bute, and in 1869 by the late Emperor (Frederick) of Germany, then the Crown Prince of Prussia. In 1881 it was visited by the two sons of the Prince of Wales, accompanied by Sir C. Wilson and others. (See Palestine Quarterly Statement, October 1882).



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Machpelah
The tract containing the field and cave in the end of Ephron's field, which Abraham bought as his burying ground from Ephron and the sons of Heth (Genesis 23:9); his only possession in the land of promise. All ancient versions translated Machpelah "the double cave," from kaphal , "to divide or double". Either there were two entrances or two receptacles for bodies. Gesenius derives it from a root, "portion." A mosque now covers it. The sacred precinct (harem ) is enclosed by a wall, the oldest in Palestine. The masonry is more antique than the S.W. wall of the haram at Jerusalem; one stone is 38 ft. long, 3 1/4 ft. deep. The beveling is shallow, and at latest belongs to the age of Solomon; Jewish ancient tradition ascribes it to David. It lay near Hebron. (See HEBRON.) The sepulchers of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Leah are shown on the mosque floor; but the real sepulchers are in the cave below the floor; the cave opens to the S., and the bodies were laid with their heads to the N.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Machpelah
MACHPELAH. The name of a locality in which, according to the Priestly narrative of the Hexateuch, were situated a field and a cave purchased by Abraham from Ephron the Hittite, to serve as a burial-place for himself and his family ( Genesis 23:17-18 ). Here Sarah was buried by her husband; and subsequently Abraham himself, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob were laid to rest in the same spot ( Genesis 49:31 ). The appellation ‘Machpelah,’ which seems in strictness to designate the site comprehensively, is also applied to the actual field and the cave within it, which are respectively called ‘the field of Machpelah’ ( Genesis 23:19 ; Genesis 49:30 ; Genesis 50:18 ) and the ‘cave of Machpelah’ ( Genesis 23:9 ; Genesis 25:9 ). The place is described as being ‘before Mamre’ ( Genesis 25:9 ), ‘before’ usually meaning ‘east of’ (see Genesis 25:18 , Joshua 13:3 , 1 Kings 11:7 ), just as ‘behind’ signifies ‘west of’ ( Numbers 3:23 ). Mamre, in Genesis 23:19 , is identified with Hebron, which is the modern el-Khalil (‘the Friend,’ i.e . Abraham, cf. Isaiah 41:3 , James 2:23 ), a town built on the sides of a narrow valley, the main portion of it lying on the face of the E. slope. The traditional site of the cave of Machpelah is on the E. hill, so that it would appear that ancient Hebron was built to the west of the modern city, on the W. hill, and that it has subsequently extended into the valley and climbed the opposite declivity.

Above the supposed site of the cave there is now a rectangular enclosure called the Haram , measuring 181 ft. by 93 ft. internally (the longer axis running from N.W. to S.E.), and surrounded by massive walls 40 ft. high, which are conjectured to date from the time of Herod the Great, though some authorities incline to assign them to a still earlier period. At the S.E. end of the quadrangle is a mosque, once a Christian church, 70 ft. by 93 ft., parts of which are attributed to the 12th century. Within the mosque are cenotaphs of Isaac and Rebekah; in a porch on the N.W. side are those of Abraham and Sarah; whilst at the opposite end of the enclosure are those of Jacob and Leah. The Haram has been but rarely entered by Christians in modern times. King Edward vii. was admitted to it, when Prince of Wales, in 1862; and the present Prince of Wales, with his brother, visited it in 1882. The cave, which is reputed to be the real resting-place of the patriarchs and their wives, is below the floor of the mosque, and is thought to be double, in accordance with a tradition which perhaps is derived from the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] rendering of Machpelah as ‘the double cave.’ The entrances to it, of which there are said to be three, are in the flagged flooring of the building. It is doubtful whether any Christian has been allowed to enter it in modern times.

G. W. Wade.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Machpelah
Machpelah (mak-pç'lah), double cave. A field in Hebron containing the cave which Abraham bought of Ephron the Hittite as a burial-place for his family. A full account of the negotiations, carried on after the oriental forms still prevalent, is given in Genesis 23:1-20. That cave became the burial-place of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Leah. Genesis 23:19; Genesis 25:9; Genesis 49:29-32; Genesis 50:12-13. The name does not occur except in the book of Genesis. The cave Machpelah is one of the Bible sites which are positively known. It was situated on the western slope of a hill in Hebron, the town lying for the most part to the south and west. Within an enclosure is a mosque, which was probably erected in the time of Justinian as a Christian church. Visitors are rigidly excluded, but by a special firman of the sultan the Prince of Wales was admitted in 1862, and others have since entered it. Of the cave itself there is no trustworthy account. Captain Warren was told that it had not been entered for 600 years. The Moslems have a superstition that whoever attempts to enter it will be struck dead, and their fanaticism causes them to prohibit any one from making the attempt. It is thought to be possible that the embalmed body of Jacob may still be preserved in the cave, as Egyptian mummies have been found of as early a date.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Machpelah
(mak pee' luh) Place name meaning, “the double cave.” Burial place located near Hebron for Sarah (Genesis 23:19 ), Abraham (Genesis 25:9 ), Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Leah, and probably other members of the family. After Sarah's death Abraham purchased the field of Machpelah and its cave as a sepulcher. The owner, Ephron the Hittite, offered it to Abraham for free, but the patriarch refused the gift and paid the fair price of 400 shekels of silver. Such conversation was typical of negotiations to purchase land in that day. Both Ephron and Abraham expected a purchase to be made. The cave became the burial place for each of the succeeding generations. Jacob requested burial there before he died in Egypt, and was returned there by his sons (Genesis 49:29 ; Genesis 50:13 ).



The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Machpelah
The cave that Abraham bought for a burying place, Genesis 23:9. The word means double.

See Burial.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Machpelah
Both a field and a cave which Abraham bought of the children of Heth for a burying place. It was near Hebron; Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Leah were buried there. Genesis 23:9,17,19 ; Genesis 25:9 ; Genesis 49:30,31 ; Genesis 50:13 . The manner in which the purchase was accomplished is exactly the way bargains are to this day arranged in the East by the Bedouins. See HEBRON.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Machpelah
Double
Chabad Knowledge Base - Cave of Machpelah
The cave in Hebron, Israel, wherein are buried Adam, Eve, Abraham, Sara, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah.

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Leah - ) She was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 49:31)
Mamre - It was just east of Mamre that Abraham purchased a cave (Machpelah) for a family burial plot. See Abraham ; Machpelah
Eph'Ron - (fawn-like ), the son of Zochar, a Hittite, from whom Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah
Ephron - Son of Zohar, a Hittite, and from whom Abraham bought the field of Mamre, containing the cave of Machpelah
Lia - She was buried in the cave of Machpelah, beside Sara and Rebecca (Genesis 49)
Leah - She was buried in the cave of Machpelah, beside Sara and Rebecca (Genesis 49)
Atad - ” Owner of threshing floor east of the Jordan River where Joseph stopped to mourn the death of his father before carrying Jacob's embalmed body across the Jordan to Machpelah for burial
Mamre - Place connected with Machpelah and Hebron, the name of which is derived from the above chief
Leah - Buried in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron
Machpelah - Machpelah. The appellation ‘Machpelah,’ which seems in strictness to designate the site comprehensively, is also applied to the actual field and the cave within it, which are respectively called ‘the field of Machpelah’ ( Genesis 23:19 ; Genesis 49:30 ; Genesis 50:18 ) and the ‘cave of Machpelah’ ( Genesis 23:9 ; Genesis 25:9 ). The traditional site of the cave of Machpelah is on the E. ] rendering of Machpelah as ‘the double cave
Ephron -
The son of Zohar a Hittite, the owner of the field and cave of Machpelah (q
Sarah - She is buried in the Cave of Machpelah
Mamre - That it was on an elevation appears from the record that Machpelah faces it (Genesis 23:17-19; Genesis 25:9). If Machpelah be on the N
Mambre, Vale of - There dwelt his posterity, and there he was buried, in the cave of Machpelah, with Sara, Jacob, Rebecca and Lia
Vale of Mambre - There dwelt his posterity, and there he was buried, in the cave of Machpelah, with Sara, Jacob, Rebecca and Lia
Leah - She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt (Genesis 31 ), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (49:31)
Jacob - He’s buried in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron
Mamre - The cave of Machpelah was adjacent to Mamre on the east, Genesis 23:17,19 49:30 ; and from the heights nearby, Abraham could see the smoking plain of Sodom, Genesis 19:27,28
Cave - The most remarkable caves noticed in Scripture are, that in which Lot dwelt after the destruction of Sodom, (Genesis 19:30 ) the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:17 ) cave of Makkedah, (Joshua 10:10 ) cave of Adullam, (1 Samuel 22:1 ) cave od Engedi, (1 Samuel 24:3 ) Obadiah's cave, (1 Kings 18:4 ) Elijah's cave in Horeb, (1 Kings 19:9 ) the rock sepulchres of Lazarus and of our Lord
Hebron - On the death of Sara, his wife, he bought there the cave of Machpelah as a burial-place for her, Isaac, Jacob and himself
Hebron - There also Sarah died, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah, as were also Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rebekah, and Leah. Also a mosque, said to be built over the cave of Machpelah
Leah - She willingly accompanied Jacob into Canaan, Genesis 31:1-55; and there she died, when, is not stated, but it was before the family of Israel went down into Egypt, and she was buried in the cave of Machpelah
Sarah - She died at Hebron at the age of 127 years, 28 years before her husband, and was burled by him in the cave of Machpelah
Machpelah - Machpelah (mak-pç'lah), double cave. The cave Machpelah is one of the Bible sites which are positively known
Hebron - Abraham pitched his tent under the oaks of Mamre, near Hebron, Genesis 13:18, and he bought the cave of Machpelah, as a burial-place. A pool is still shown over which tradition says that David hung the murderers of Ishbosheth, and the tomb of Abner and Ishbosheth is also pointed out within an Arab house, and the mosque is known to conceal the noted cave of Machpelah, the burial-place of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their wives except Rachel
Mamre - This "grove" must have been within sight of or "facing" Machpelah (q
Kiriath-Arba - Others point to the nearby cave of Machpelah where, according to Jewish tradition, Adam, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were buried—thus, “city of four
Rebekah - Her deceit led to disastrous results: Jacob fled from home; and when he returned from Mesopotamia twenty years afterwards, his mother lay buried in the cave of Machpelah, Genesis 24:1-28:22 49:31
Hamor - ... Stephen with elliptical brevity sums up from six chaps, of Old Testament in one sentence the double purchase (by Abraham from Ephron the Hittite, Genesis 23; and by Jacob from the children of Hamor), the double burial place (Abraham's cave of Machpelah and Jacob's ground near Shechem), and the double burial (of Jacob in the cave of Machpelah, and of Joseph in the ground at Shechem), just because the details were familiar to both himself and the Jewish council; not, as rationalism objects, because he was ignorant of or forgot the historical facts so notorious from the Old Testament
Rebekah - " The time and circumstances of her death are not recorded, but it is said that she was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 49:31 )
Machpelah - After Sarah's death Abraham purchased the field of Machpelah and its cave as a sepulcher
Sarah - Her death, at the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years (the only instance in Scripture where the age of a woman is recorded), was the occasion of Abraham's purchasing the cave of Machpelah as a family burying-place
Cave - The caves of Machpelah, of Adullam, of Engedi, of Carmel and of Arbela, still exist
Leah - Leah died in Palestine and was buried in the cave at Machpelah, where lay the remains of Abraham, Isaac, and their wives
Leah - She was buried in the cave of Machpelah before Jacob went to Egypt ( Genesis 49:31 )
Sepulchre - This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah," where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were burried (79:29-32)
le'ah - She was buried in the family grave in Machpelah, near Hebron
Hit'Tits - Abraham bought from the "children of Heth" the field and the cave of Machpelah, belonging to Ephron the Hittite
Field - “Arable land,” land that is either cultivated or to be cultivated, is also signified by śâdeh: “If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and entreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field …” (Gen. ... Sometimes particular sections of land are identified by name: “And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre …” (Gen
Machpelah - All ancient versions translated Machpelah "the double cave," from kaphal , "to divide or double"
Ephron - The Hittite from whom Abraham purchased the field or plot of ground in which was the cave of Machpelah ( Genesis 23:1-20 )
Mamre - ] ), and Genesis 14:13 (from an independent source) with the addition of ‘the Amorite’; ( b ) in the expression ‘which is before Mamre,’ in descriptions of the cave of Machpelah, or of the field in which it was ( Genesis 23:17 ; Genesis 23:19 ; Genesis 25:9 ; Genesis 49:30 ; Genesis 50:13 ), and in Genesis 35:27 , where Mamre is mentioned as the place of Isaac’s death; ( c ) in Genesis 14:24 as the name of one of Abraham’s allies, in his expedition for the recovery of Lot. edge of Hebron, is really built over the cave of Machpelah, and if ‘before’ has its usual topographical sense of ‘east of,’ it will have been to the W
Caves - ... For particular caves (See ENGEDI, (See ADULLAM, (See Machpelah, (See MAKKEDAH. The cave of Machpelah, Abraham's burying place, Aaron's tomb on mount Hor, Joseph's, and Rachel's are with strong probability identified
Burial - When he himself died, "his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah," beside Sarah his wife (Genesis 25:9 ). Jacob, when charging his sons to bury him in the cave of Machpelah, said, "There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah" (49:31). In compliance with the oath which he made him swear unto him (47:29-31), Joseph, assisted by his brethren, buried Jacob in the cave of Machpelah (50:2,13)
e'Sau - (Genesis 33:4 ) Twenty years thereafter they united in burying Isaac's body in the cave of Machpelah
Ephron - A Hittite who sold the cave of Machpelah to Abraham (Genesis 23:8-20 )
Mamre - In Genesis 23:19 , it is said, that "Abraham buried Sarah in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan
Rebecca, Rebekah - Her death is not recorded, but she was buried with her husband in the cave of Machpelah
Hebron - From Ephron the Hittite he purchased the cave of Machpelah for the burial of Sarah his wife ( Genesis 23:1-20 ). In the centre is the Haram or mosque, formerly a Crusaders’ church, built over the reputed cave of Machpelah
Shechem - Jacob was buried at Machpelah (Genesis 50:13), which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth (23)
Hebron - Here he pitched his tent under the oaks of Mamre, by which name it came afterwards to be known; and here Sarah died, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:17-20 ), which he bought from Ephron the Hittite. In one part of the modern city is a great mosque, which is built over the grave of Machpelah
Cave - Caves were also used, at all periods in the history of Palestine, for sepulture, as in the case of Machpelah ( Genesis 23:1-20 )
Sarah - She died in the valley of Hebron, and Abraham came to Beer-sheba to mourn for her, after which he bought a field of Ephron the Hittite, wherein was a cave hewn in the rock, called Machpelah, where Sarah was buried, Genesis 23:9
Hittites - On the death of Sarah, Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah from the Hittites
Abel-Mizraim - These having been completed at Atad, Jacob's sons proceeded alone to the cave of Machpelah, the final burying place of his embalmed body
Money - Next, this word is used in connection with the purchase of the cave of Machpelah (23:16), and again in connection with Jacob's purchase of a field at Shalem (Genesis 33:18,19 ) for "an hundred pieces of money"=an hundred Hebrew kesitahs (q
i'Saac - He was buried by his two sons in the cave of Machpelah
Sarah, Sarai, Sara - ... Sarah lived to the age of 127, and died in Kirjath-arba, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah, which was purchased as a burying place
Cave - ... The next we read of is the cave of Machpelah (q
he'Bron - (Joshua 15:13,14 ; 21:13 ) Sarah died at Hebron; and Abraham then bought from Ephron the Hittite the field and cave of Machpelah, to serve as a family tomb (Genesis 23:2-20 ) The cave is still there, and the massive walls of the Haram or mosque, within which it lies, form the most remarkable object in the whole city
Sarah - ] ), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah ( Genesis 23:1-20 )
Jacob - His body was embalmed, carried with great care and pomp into the land of Canaan, and deposited with his fathers, and his wife Leah, in the cave of Machpelah
Machpelah - Between the cenotaphs of Isaac and Rebekah there is a circular opening in the floor into the cavern below, the cave of Machpelah
Boundary - 23:17, gebûl represents the “border” of an individual’s field or piece of ground: “And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure
Silver - Abraham paid Ephron for the cave of Machpelah "400 shekels of silver, current money with the merchant" (Genesis 23:16)
Hamor - ’ Abraham bought a tomb in Machpelah, not in Shechem ( Genesis 23:17 f
ja'Cob - His body was embalmed, carried with great care and pomp into the land of Canaan, and deposited with his fathers, and his wife Leah, in the cave of Machpelah
Hebron - Its modern name, El-khulil, the friend, is the same which the Moslems give to Abraham, "the friend of God;" and they profess to hold in their keeping the burial-place of the patriarchs, the "cave of Machpelah
Ishmael - "Isaac with his hundreds of household slaves, Ishmael with his troops of wild retainers and half-savage allies, in all the state of a Bedouin prince, gathered before the cave of Machpelah, in the midst of the men of Heth, to pay the last duties to the 'father of the faithful,' would make a notable subject for an artist" (Genesis 25:9 )
Grave - ... Natural caves were also used as graves, as the cave of Machpelah
Rebekah - Rebekah was buried in the cave of Machpelah with Abraham and Sarah
Covenant - When Abraham bought the field of Ephron in Machpelah, he paid the money "in the audience of the sons of Heth" as witnesses, and it was thus made sure unto him
Command - Jacob commissioned (literally, “commanded”) his sons to bury him in the cave of Machpelah (Gen
Caves - Abraham brought the cave of Machpelah as a tomb for Sarah (Genesis 23:11-16 ,Genesis 23:11-16,23:19 )
Sarah - She was 127 when she died at Hebron, 28 years before Abraham, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah, bought from Ephron the Hittite; her "shrine" is shown opposite Abraham's, with Isaac's and Rebekah's on one side, Jacob's and Leah's on the other
Canaanites - " In the time of Abraham they possessed Hebron; and the patriarch purchased from them the cave of Machpelah as a sepulchre, Genesis 23:1-20 25:9,10
Hebron - ... Near Hebron was the cave of Machpelah, where he and Sarah were buried
Hebron - Abraham, Sarah, and Isaac were buried near Hebron, in the cave of Machpelah, or the double cave, which Abraham bought of Ephron, Genesis 23:7-9
Isaac - He died at Mamre, "being old and full of days" (35:27-29), one hundred and eighty years old, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah
a'Braham - But we find him after a few years in his original residence at Hebron, for there Sarah died, (Genesis 23:2 ) and was buried in the cave of Machpelah. (Genesis 25:26 ) At the goodly age of 175 he was "gathered to his people," and laid beside Sarah in the tomb of Machpelah by his sons Isaac and Ishmael
Hebron - See City of Refuge; Machpelah ; Mamre
Grave - ... Biblical examples of grave site selection include the cave of Machpelah at Hebron which served Sarah and other members of Abraham's family (Genesis 25:9-10 ; Genesis 49:31 ; Genesis 50:13 )
Hittites - ) ... They are first referred to in Scripture in the history of Abraham, who bought from Ephron the Hittite the field and the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 15:20 : 23:3-18 )
Abraham - ... Subsequently, Sarah died and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:19 ), after which Abraham sought a bride for Isaac
Money - In the first recorded transaction of commerce, the cave of Machpelah is purchased by Abraham for 400 shekels of silver
Rebekah - Rebekah died before Jacob’s return from Haran, and her burial at Machpelah is mentioned in Genesis 49:31
Isaac - Some time later Isaac died, and his two sons buried him in the family burial ground at Machpelah (Genesis 35:27-29; Genesis 49:30-31)
Tomb - From the burial of Sarah in the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:19 ) to the funeral rites prepared for Dorcas, (Acts 9:37 ) there is no mention of any sarcophagus, or even coffin, in any Jewish burial. --One of the most striking events in the life of Abraham is the purchase of the field of Ephron the Hittite at Hebron, in which was the cave of Machpelah, in order that he might therein bury Sarah his wife, and that it might be a sepulchre for himself and his children
Burial - It was desirable to be buried in the family tomb, so Sarah (Genesis 23:19 ), Abraham (Genesis 25:9 ), Isaac, Rebekah, Leah (Genesis 49:31 ) and Jacob (Genesis 50:13 ) were all buried in the cave of Machpelah, east of Hebron
Isaac - He was buried by his sons in the cave of Machpelah ( Genesis 49:31 )
Jacob's Well - Kingdom the kind of sanctity that Machpelah had for the Kingdom of Judah
Abraham - Abraham acquired now the needful possession of a burying-place, the cave of Machpelah, by purchase from the owner of it, Ephron the Hittite (Genesis 23 ); and there he buried Sarah. At the age of 175 years, 100 years after he had first entered the land of Canaan, he died, and was buried in the old family burying-place at Machpelah (Genesis 25:7-10 )
Hittites - ] tells us ( Genesis 23:1-20 ) that Abraham bought from a Hittite the cave of Machpelah at Hebron
Patriarchs, the - The aged patriarch died aged 175 years, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah purchased originally for Sarah's interment (Genesis 25:9 ). His body was embalmed in the Egyptian manner, and he was buried subsequently in the cave of Machpelah along with his ancestors (Genesis 49:30-50:13 )
Burial - The burial place of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob, in the field of Machpelah (Genesis 23), bought by Abraham from Ephron the Hittite, and the field bought by Jacob from Shechem's father, Hamor, where Joseph's bones were buried (Joshua 24:32), were the only fixed possessions the patriarchs had in Canaan, and the sole purchases they made there
Coins - When Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah, he “weighed out four hundred shekels of silver” (Genesis 23:16 )
jo'Seph - On the death of Jacob in Egypt Joseph carried him to Canaan, and laid him in the cave of Machpelah, the burying-place of his fathers
Sepulchre - Abraham, for example, buried Sarah in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:9; Genesis 23:17). On the other hand, the Ḥarâm, or sacred area, which encloses the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron marks the place where Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Leah were buried
Gift, Giving - The charming picture of Ephron’s generosity to Abraham with regard to the cave of Machpelah ( Genesis 23:1-20 ) must be interpreted in the light of Oriental custom; it is a mere piece of politeness, not intended to be accepted
Jacob - His body was embalmed and carried with great pomp into the land of Canaan, and buried beside his wife Leah in the cave of Machpelah, according to his dying charge
Abraham - The second incident is the purchase of the cave of Machpelah after the death of Sarah, recorded at great length in ch
Joseph - " How natural was it now for his brethren to think that the tie by which alone they could imagine Joseph to be held to them was dissolved, that any respect he might have felt or feigned for them must have been buried in the cave of Machpelah, and that he would now requite to them the evil they had done! "And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil
Hittites And Hivites - He was forced to purchase the Cave of Machpelah from Ephron the Hittite as a family tomb, specifically for the immediate burial of Sarah (Genesis 23:1 )
Idolatry - Machpelah); in Isaiah 65:4 the context suggests idolatry
Isaac - He was buried in the cave of Machpelah
End - 23:9, qâtseh means “end” in the sense of “extremity”: “That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field
Abram - And then he died, 175 years old, having seen Isaac's sons, and was buried by Isaac and Ishmael in the cave of Machpelah, where perchance his bones may still be lying
Commerce - Thus, Abraham was forced before witnesses in the gate of Hebron to pay an exorbitant rate (400 shekels of silver) for the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:16 ), and Amos condemned those merchants who were “making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit” (Genesis 8:5 )
Abram - He, therefore, bought of Ephron, one of the inhabitants, the field of Machpelah, with the cave and sepulchre in it, at the price of four hundred shekels of silver, about forty-five pounds sterling. He died, aged a hundred and seventy-five years, and was buried, with Sarah his wife, in the cave of Machpelah, which he had purchased of Ephron, Genesis 24, 25, A
Jacob - ... When Jacob had finished blessing his sons, he charged them to bury him in the cave of Machpelah, with Abraham and Isaac, and, "gathering his feet into the bed, he yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people,"... Genesis 49:33
Abraham - The only possession he got, and that, by purchase from the Hittites, was a burying place for Sarah, the cave of Machpelah, said to be under the mosque of Hebron
Tombs - Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Leah, have lain in the cave of Machpelah in the field so solemnly bought from Ephron the Hittite at Hebron, about 3,700 years (Genesis 23:4, etc
Joseph - 72), Joseph buried his father with great pomp in the cave of Machpelah, and cheered his brothers by a renewed promise to nourish and help them
Jacob - At 147 he died, and his body was embalmed and after a grand state funeral procession buried with his fathers in the cave of Machpelah before Mamre (Genesis 1)
Money - Accordingly, when Abraham bought the field and cave of Machpelah he ‘weighed to Ephron the silver … four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant’ ( Genesis 23:15 )
Magi - The gold consisted of thirty pennies, which had once been paid by Abraham for the cave of Machpelah, and which were afterwards given to Judas
Palesti'na - Machpelah, Makkedah, Adullam En-gedi, names inseparably connected with the lives, adventures and deaths of Abraham, Joshua, David and other Old-Testament worthies, are all within the small circle of the territory of Judea