Treasury of Scripture
were. Of the two burying-places of the patriarchs, one was at Hebron, the cave and field which Abraham purchased of Ephron the Hittite, (Ge.
Acts 23:16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.
, etc.); the other in Sychem, which Jacob (not Abraham) bought of the sons of Emmor, (Ge.
33:19.) To remove this glaring discrepancy, Markland interprets [para,] from, as it frequently signifies with a genitive, and renders, 'And were carried over to Sychem; and afterwards from among the descendants of Emmor, the father, or son, of Sychem, they were laid in the sepulchre which Abraham bought for a sum of money.' This agrees with the account which Josephus gives of the patriarchs; that they were carried out of Egypt, first to Sychem, and then to Hebron, where they were buried.
Exodus 13:19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straightly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you...
Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem...
Genesis 33:9-20 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that you have to yourself...
Genesis 35:19 And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.
Genesis 49:29-32 And he charged them, and said to them, I am to be gathered to my people...
Genesis 34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.