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Genesis 23:19 And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

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      19. Abraham buried Sarah--Thus he got possession of Machpelah and deposited the remains of his lamented partner in a family vault which was the only spot of ground he owned.

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Genesis 23 Images and Notes

Brief Summary: Sarah dies at Hebron and is buried at the Cave of Machpelah, which Abraham buys from Ephron the Hittite and it becomes the family tomb.

Genesis Chapter 23

Genesis 23:19 - And Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same [is] Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Outline
Sarah Dies (Genesis 23:1-2)
Abraham Buries Sarah (Genesis 23:2-19)
Abraham Purchases the Cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:7-20)
The Hittites Sell the Cave (Genesis 23:7-20)

Summary
1 The age and death of Sarah
3 The purchase of Machpelah
19 where Sarah was buried

The Burying of Sarah
Map of the City of Gerar During the Time of Abraham
Abraham Buries Sarah at the Cave of Machpelah. Painting by Dore

Map of the Cave of Machpelah
Map of The Mountains of Moriah During the Time of Abraham
The Mountains of Moriah During the Time of Abraham

Topics for Bible Study
Sarah Died at  Age 127
Kirjatharba
Hebron
Buryingplace
Sons of Heth
Abraham the Prince
Abraham Bowed Himself
Ephron the Son of Zohar
Ephron the Hittite
The Cave of Machpelah
Before Mamre
The Gate of His City
Abraham Offered Money for the Field
The Land Value was 400 Shekels of Silver
Abraham Weighed the Money and Paid
Abraham Buried Sarah his Wife
Made Sure by the Sons of Heth
Possession of a Buryingplace

Clothing in the Time of Abraham
Clothing in the Time of Abraham

This is how a man or a patriarch would have dressed in ancient times about the time of Abraham which was around 1800 BC. From inside to out he wore an under garment which was bound by a girdle.

Historical Background
Sarah dies at Hebron and is buried at the Cave of Machpelah, which Abraham buys from Ephron the Hittite and it becomes the family tomb.

Ancient Customs
Buying Property
The City Gate
Death and Burial
Family Burying Places
Tombs
Sepulchres

Ancient People
Ephron the Hittite
The Sons of Heth
The Descendants of Abraham
Nahor

Geography
Hebron
Machpelah

Maps
Map of the Giants and Early Inhabitants of Ancient Israel - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Canaanite Nations - Bible Maps
Map of the World of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of the Journeys of Abraham - Bible Map Collection
Map of Sodom and Gomorrah - - Background Bible Study
Map of the Moabites - Old Testament Israel

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Creation
Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt