23:20 So Abraham secured the field and the cave that was in it as a burial site 4 from the sons of Heth.
1 tn Heb “And Abraham arose from upon the face of his dead.”
2 tn Some translate the Hebrew term “Heth” as “Hittites” here (also in vv. 5, 7, 10, 16, 18, 20), but this gives the impression that these people were the classical Hittites of Anatolia. However, there is no known connection between these sons of Heth, apparently a Canaanite group (see Gen 10:15), and the Hittites of Asia Minor. See H. A. Hoffner, Jr., “Hittites,” Peoples of the Old Testament World, 152-53.
3 tn Heb “answered Abraham saying to him.”
4 tn Heb “possession of a grave.”