Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS 23\\

This chapter treats of the age, death, and funeral of Sarah, and the
place of her interment: of her age, \\#Ge 23:1\\; of her death,
\\#Ge 23:2\\; of the motion Abraham made to the sons of Heth, to obtain a
burial place among them, \\#Ge 23:3,4\\; of the answer of them to him,
giving him leave to bury in any of their sepulchres, \\#Ge 23:5,6\\; of a
second motion of his to them, to use their interest with Ephron the
Hittite, to let him have the cave of Machpelah for the above purpose,
\\#Ge 23:7-9\\; of Ephron's consent unto it, \\#Ge 23:10,11\\; of the
purchase Abraham made of it for four hundred shekels of silver,
\\#Ge 23:12-16\\; and of its being secured unto him, which he interred
Sarah his wife, \\#Ge 23:17-20\\.