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Genesis 23:4

Context
23:4 “I am a temporary settler 1  among you. Grant 2  me ownership 3  of a burial site among you so that I may 4  bury my dead.” 5 

Genesis 23:19

Context

23:19 After this Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave in the field of Machpelah next to Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.

1 tn Heb “a resident alien and a settler.”

2 tn Heb “give,” which is used here as an idiom for “sell” (see v. 9). The idiom reflects the polite bartering that was done in the culture at the time.

3 tn Or “possession.”

4 tn Following the imperative, the cohortative with the prefixed conjunction expresses purpose.

5 tn Heb “bury my dead out of my sight.” The last phrase “out of my sight” has not been included in the translation for stylistic reasons.



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