Sarah Dies and is Buried
Abraham’s beautiful and beloved wife, Sarah, died when Isaac was 37 years old. God had granted her a son in her old age (90), and had given her time to raise him and enjoy the privilege of seeing him grow into a man of God, like his father. God is so good, His timing so perfect.
Abraham asked the people of Hittite to let him purchase a cave to bury his wife. The people offered to give him the burial site so that they would still own the land.
Abraham rejected this and negotiated with Ephron for ownership. Ephron agreed and sold the land at a much higher price that it was worth. Of all the land in Canaan that God gave to Abraham, this one tract was all the he ever took legal title to. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would also be buried in this place with Sarah, when they reached the end of their lives.