Day 23 – Genesis chapter 23
Death of Abrahams wife Sarah
Photo: The building that covers the “Cave of the Patriarchs” at Machpelah in Hebron, courtesy of BiblePlaces.com
Image: Mausoleum of Sarah, 1911.
Photo: Huge foundation stones at Machpelah, courtesy of BiblePlaces.com
“A Cave That Is A Grave
The building covers the Cave of Machpelah, the place the Bible refers to as the burial ground for the Hebrew patriarchs and their wives (Genesis 23:19; 25:9; 49:30; 50:13). In the first century BC, Herod the Great constructed a massive wall around the cave—a beautiful edifice with construction techniques similar to those of the Temple Mount.
As with Jerusalem’s Western Wall Tunnel, the massive size of the foundation stones surrounding Machpelah inspires awe to all who see them. With Herod’s signature relief framing the edges, each stone sits slightly offset from the one beneath it, providing the optical illusion of both loftiness and grandeur. Inside the wall, the pavement also dates to Herod’s day.” – From thebible.org
Thanks to sources:
– ESV Bible by Crossway
– Olive Tree Bible Study App
– Wikipanion App | Wikipedia
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