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Abraham buries Sarah
Abraham buried Sarah in the cave of Machpelah.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Burial, Burial Customs
Burial, Burial Customs. The Bible makes frequent reference to burial practices. A society’s burial customs are a reflection of its spiritual views about death and the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians, for example, thought of life after death as a continuation of physical activities in another realm,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Burial, Burial Customs
BURIAL, BURIAL CUSTOMS* The Bible makes frequent reference to burial practices. A society’s burial customs are a reflection of its views about death and the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians, for example, thought of life after death as a continuation of physical activities in another realm, as evidenced
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Burial Practices, Jewish
BURIAL PRACTICES, JEWISHRituals and beliefs of Jewish people during the first century a.d. regarding death and the dead included ceremonies for disposal of the human corpse, burial techniques, rites of mourning and theological beliefs about the dead and the afterlife. In the NT period, Jewish burial
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Ge 23:19–20

And thus afterward Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah near Mamre; that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan. And the field and the cave which was in it passed to Abraham as a burial site from the Hittites.

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