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Genesis 25:8-10

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25:8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man who had lived a full life. 1  He joined his ancestors. 2  25:9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah 3  near Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar, the Hethite. 25:10 This was the field Abraham had purchased from the sons of Heth. 4  There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.

1 tn Heb “old and full.”

2 tn Heb “And he was gathered to his people.” In the ancient Israelite view he joined his deceased ancestors in Sheol, the land of the dead.

3 sn The cave of Machpelah was the place Abraham had purchased as a burial place for his wife Sarah (Gen 23:17-18).

4 tn See the note on the phrase “sons of Heth” in Gen 23:3.



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