Genesis chapter 23 Star Chart: We know that Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90 when Isaac was born since "Shall a child be born unto him that is an HUNDRED years old? and shall Sarah, that is NINETY years old, bear" (Gen. 17:17) in 1951 B.C.? Therefore Sarah was born in 2041 B.C. She died 127 years later in 1914 B.C. Clockwise from 2041 B.C. when Sarah was born till 1914 B.C. when she (Virgo) died, is 127° years. In addition, at 4 minutes per degree or 15° per hour, this also happens to be the time it took Abraham to buy a (black zodiac) field and bury Sarah in a (lunar) cave -- just under nine hours (127°/15° per hour = 8 hours 27 minutes). Notice that "Abraham (red radius balances) weighed to Ephron (Auriga) the (solar) silver" (23:16) in a red radius set of balances in front of the (Gemini) sons of Heth and then he "buried Sarah" (23:19) using a (lunar) shovel with (red radius) handle in a "double cave" (23:9) -- a cave with two entrances.


Abraham Buried Sarah in a Cave in Hebron


23:1 And Sarah (Virgo) was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah.

2 And Sarah (Virgo) died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham (Orion) came to (red radius) mourn for Sarah, and to (red radius) weep for her.

3 And Abraham (Orion) stood up from before his dead (Virgo), and (red radius) spake unto the (Gemini and Auriga) sons of Heth, saying,

4 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my (red radius) sight.

5 And the (Gemini and Auriga) children of Heth (red radius) answered Abraham (Orion), saying unto him,

6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty (Orion) prince among us: in the choice of our (lunar cave) sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead (Virgo).

7 And Abraham (Orion) stood up, and bowed himself to the people of the land, even to the (Gemini and Auriga) children of Heth.

8 And he communed with them, (red radius) saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead (Virgo) out of my (red radius) sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron (Auriga) the son of Zohar,

9 That he may give me the (lunar) cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.

The Targum of Jonathan renders it, "the double cave", and so do the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions; and, according to Aben Ezra and Ben Melech, it was so called because there was a cave within a cave in it; and, as Jarchi thinks, because it was a house and chamber over it (So in T. Bab. Erubin, fol. 53. 1. ) or, as he adds, because it was fit for couples, for two corpses to be laid in it; and the Jews say ( Pirke Eliezer, c. 20. & 36.), here Adam and Eve were buried, which made Abraham so desirous of having it for a buryingplace:

10 And Ephron (Auriga) dwelt among the (Gemini) children of Heth: and Ephron (Auriga) the Hittite answered Abraham (Orion) in the audience of the (Gemini) children of Heth, even of all that went in at the (solar) gate of his city, saying,

11 Nay, my lord, hear me: the (black Zodiac) field give I thee, and the (lunar) cave that is therein, I give it thee; in the presence of the (Gemini) sons of my people give I it thee: bury thy dead (Virgo).

12 And Abraham (Orion) bowed down himself before the (Gemini) people of the land.

13 And he spake unto Ephron (Auriga) in the audience of the (Gemini) people of the land, (red radius) saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee (solar) money for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead (Virgo) there.

14 And Ephron (Auriga) answered Abraham (Orion), (red radius) saying unto him,

15 My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead (Virgo).

16 And Abraham (Orion) (lunar ear) hearkened unto Ephron (Auriga); and Abraham (red radius balances) weighed to Ephron (Auriga) the (solar) silver, which he had named in the audience of the (Gemini) sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

17 And the field of Ephron (Auriga) which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the (black zodiac) field, and the (lunar) cave which was therein, and all the (Green Milky Way) trees that were in the (black zodiac) field, that were in all the (red radius) borders round about, were made sure

This and the following verses contain, in language of legal minuteness, the description of the purchase. The sentence probably represents the form of a deed of sale, such as was included in Hebrew contracts. Similar minute details are found in Babylonian legal deeds of sale. Notice the particular mention of “the field,” “the cave,” “all the trees,” “all the border,” “made sure,” “in the presence of,” “all that went in at the gate of his city.”

18 Unto Abraham (Orion) for a possession in the presence of the (Gemini) children of Heth, before all that went in at the (solar) gate of his city.

19 And after this, Abraham (red radius) buried Sarah (Virgo) his wife in the (lunar) cave of the (black zodiac) field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

Mamre is the same place which afterwards was called Hebron, a city in the land of Canaan, in the tribe of Judah, about twenty two miles from Jerusalem to the south, and was one of the cities of refuge. Hebron has the title of Hhaleah, i.e. the chosen or beloved, among the Arabs, where the (Maggarel Mamra) cave of Mamre or Machpelah is still shown, and is always lighted up with lamps, and held in extraordinary veneration by the Mahometans ( Shaw's Travels, p. 339. Marg. Ed. 2).

20 And the (black zodiac) field, and the (lunar) cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham (Orion) for a possession of a buryingplace by the (Gemini) sons of Heth.

was a pledge and earnest of the future possession of the land of Canaan by the seed of Abraham: this was the first piece of ground in it possessed by Abraham and his seed; and it being called the possession of a buryingplace, shows that there is no contradiction between this and what Stephen says, Acts 7:5; he had a possession to bury in, but not to live upon; not any ground of his own to till and sow, or build upon.

Besides Sarah there were buried in the cave of Machpelah, Abraham (Genesis 25:9), Isaac (Genesis 35:27; Genesis 35:29), Rebekah and Leah (Genesis 49:31), Jacob (Genesis 50:13).



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