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“And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.”

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Genesis 23:19 Translation & Meaning

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And after וְאַֽחֲרֵי Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) And after
this, כֵן֩ Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) this
Abraham אַבְרָהָ֜ם Abraham, the later name of Abram Abraham
buried קָבַ֨ר To inter buried
Sarah שָׂרָ֣ה Sarah, Abraham's wife Sarah
his wife אִשְׁתּ֗וֹ A woman wife
in אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to in
the cave מְעָרַ֞ת A cavern (as dark) cave
of the field שְׂדֵ֧ה A field (as flat) field
of Machpelah הַמַּכְפֵּלָ֛ה Makpelah, a place in Palestine Machpelah
before פְּנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
Mamre: מַמְרֵ֖א Mamre, an Amorite Mamre
the same הִ֣וא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are same
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Hebron חֶבְר֑וֹן Chebron, a place in Palestine Hebron
in the land בְּאֶ֖רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of Canaan. כְּנָֽעַן׃ Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the country inhabited by him Canaan

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  • 17  And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure

  • 18  Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

  • 19  And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

  • 20  And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a buryingplace by the sons of Heth.


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