Genesis, part 56 – Death and the Christian – Genesis chapter 23


“Now Sarah lived to be 127 years old and died in Kirath Arba [that is, Hebron] in the land of Canaan.” Genesis 23:1

“And Abraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.” Genesis 23:2

“Then Abraham arose from beside his dead wife and said to the Hittites . . . I am an alien and a stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site, so I may bury my dead here.” Genesis 23:3

[Ephron said to Abraham] “No, my lord, hear me. I give you this field and the cave that is in it . . . bury your dead.” Genesis 23:11

“And Abraham said to Ephron, ‘I will pay the price of the field. Accept it from me so I can bury my dead there.’” Genesis 23:13

“So Ephron’s field in Machpelah . . . was deeded over to Abraham as his property . . .” Genesis 23:17-18

“And after this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave of Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.” Genesis 23:19

“So, the field, and the cave that is in it, were deeded over to Abraham by the Hittites for a burial site.” Genesis 23:20

“Therefore, just as through one man [Adam] sin entered the world and death through sin . . .”
Romans 5:12a

“. . . you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17

“Therefore, just as through one man [Adam] sin entered the world and death through sin, so death spread to all men because all sinned.” Romans 5:12

“For as IN ADAM all die, so IN CHRIST all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22

“There is now no condemnation to those who are now IN CHRIST.” Romans 8:1

“For as in Adam all die, so IN CHRIST all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22

“IN CHRIST, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:3

“For if anyone is IN CHRIST they become a new person. Old things pass away. Behold, all things become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“IN CHRIST . . . God has seated us in the heavenly places with Him [Jesus].” Ephesians 2:6


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