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To answer this question, let us first ask: how far away was Machpelah? Some 20 miles farther down the road to the south. With so many pack animals, it would not have been terribly inconvenient to take her body there. We are not told why Jacob did not do so. There are various possibilities. Perhaps his father and grandfather had simply not told him of the ...


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Abraham bought the field rather than receiving it as an inheritance from God. The field purchased by Abraham (Gen. 23:9–17) was not a gift from God. -- Robertson, A. T. (1933). Word Pictures in the New Testament (Ac 7:5). Broadman Press. Abraham listened to Ephron, and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver that he had named in the hearing of the ...


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@Mark king, taking the scriptures you gave into consideration this really makes sense. The reason for their movement could be in response to the call of God. But another question to ask is: Was he called before their journey or after their journey? If the Bible records the call coming before The whole family moving, then your comment answers the question. If ...


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The Hivites appear in just 25 verses, all in the OT, and all but six of the verses appear in the Pentateuch or Joshua. If you remove the verses in which they are mentioned in lists, we learn just one significant fact about them, as I will explain; but first, some other assorted facts. They are one of the original listed Canaanite tribes (Gen 10:17). Shechem,...


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