Bereshith/Genesis 23: Sarah dies in Hebron and Abraham buys land - the cave of Makpelah - off Ephron a son of Heth to serve as a burial place for his dead. Aside the fact he now legally owns a portion of land (the transaction was carried out in agreement with the sons of Heth) in the spread Yahweh promised him, I wonder if there are significances.

Bereshith/Genesis 24: Abraham performs his duty to his son Yitshaq/Isaac by seeking out a wife - Ribqah/Rebekah - for him and there is an introduction of Laban's opportunistic nature (vs. 29-31).


Bereshith/Genesis 25: Abraham dies. Ribqah gives birth to twins: Esaw/Esau and Ya'aqob/Jacob who later became Yisrael/Israel.


Conclusions: From the general outline, it appears Abraham bought land. builds a house (Yitshaq and Ribqah), then dies.

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Comment by Irigha DM Olali on October 25, 2010 at 5:05pm
N/B: couple of notes:

1) TANAKH - Hebrew condensation of the three parts which make up what is commonly called 'the Old Testament.' It stands for Torah, Nebiim and Kethubiim.

Torah is made up of the first five books authored by Mosheh/Moses/Musa namely: Bereshith (Genesis), Shemoth (Exodus), Bemidbar (Numbers), Wayyiqra (Leviticus), and Debarim (Deuteronomy).

Nebiim comprises of the former and later or major and minor Prophets.

Kethubiim is made up of the writtings: Tehillim (Pslams), Iyyob (Job), Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes), Mishle (Proverbs).

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