Machpelah

Machpelah (Mak-pee´luh; Heb., “double”?)

The burial place of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Leah. Both the “cave of Machpelah” (Gen 23:9; Gen 25:9) and the “field of Machpelah” (Gen 23:17; Gen 23:19; Gen 49:30; Gen 50:13) are mentioned. Abraham purchased the site from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred shekels of silver.

Gen 23:9

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Gen 25:9

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Gen 23:17

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Gen 23:19

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Gen 49:30

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Gen 50:13

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