Sarah lived 37 years after the birth of Isaac. Long enough to see him grow up, marry Rebekah, and probably saw the birth of Jacob and Esau. She now dies and is buried at the cave of Machpelah.
Forty-eight years later Abraham dies. He is also buried at the cave of Machpelah. Ishmael, now 89, and Isaac, now 75, buried their father.
Sarah buried at the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 23:19)
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre: the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.
Abraham dies (Genesis 25:7-10)
And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. 8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people. 9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.
Abraham’s and Sarah lived a long time. They had the opportunity to be buried together. What will happen to the rest of the family?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001