Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hebron: The City of the Patriarchs

Abraham was a sojourner in the Promised Land. He didn’t have a permanent home, nor did he build cities. However, significant events in Abraham’s life happened in and around the city of Hebron. One of the most significant events is the death of his wife Sarah and her burial in the cave that Abraham purchased for that purpose. Abraham also purchased the land around the burial site. Later, he, his son Isaac with his wife Rebecca, and his grandson Jacob with his wife Leah would all be buried together in the same cave. What is the significance of the city of Hebron? Why is it important that Abraham purchased this land? Who were some of the famous residents of Hebron?

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