Jul. 20. Sarah’s Death and Burial

Gen. 23:1-20

Thirty-seven years after the birth of Isaac, Sarah died at the age of one hundred twenty-seven years in Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Abraham wished to purchase a place from the sons of Heth to bury Sarah. In a case of reverse negotiating, these people refused to sell to him. Instead, they wanted to give him, “a mighty prince among us,” a place to bury his dead. Eventually, he paid the full price of four hundred shekels of silver to Ephron for the cave and field on his property in the field of Machpelah there at Hebron.