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

9so that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he owns; it is at the end of his field. For the full price let him give it to me in your presence as a poss ... View more

Gen 25:9

9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre,

Gen 23:17

17So the field of Ephron in Machpelah, which was to the east of Mamre, the field with the cave that was in it and all the trees that were in the field, througho ... View more

Gen 23:19

19After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

Gen 49:30

30in the cave in the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site.

Gen 50:13

13They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, the field near Mamre, which Abraham bought as a burial site from ... View more

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