B'resheet (Genesis) Chapter 23

B'resheet 23:1-2 Now Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Avraham went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.

B'resheet 23:3-6 Then Avraham rose from before his dead, and spoke to the sons of Heth, saying, "I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight." And the sons of Heth answered Avraham, saying to him, "Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty prince of Elohim among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."

This gives us a future picture of our "prince of the mighty G-D" living among us, Yeshua HaMashiach. He was treated as a stranger among His own people. A prince is the son of a ruler, in this case the Son of G-d Himself, our mighty ruler. He was also given the choicest of graves from a well to do man.

This fits our corresponding letter to this chapter - Aleph-head; as in Creator, King; the head of a bull appointed for sacrifice, etc.

Note - There are 22 letters in the Hebrew aleph beit and now that we reach chapter 23 we start again at the beginning of the aleph beit.

Matt 27:57-61 And when it was evening, there came a rich man from Ramatayim, named Yosef, who himself had also become a disciple of Yeshua. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Yeshua. Then Pilate ordered it to be given over to him. And Yosef took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away. And Miryam from Magdala (Mary Magdalene) was there, and the other Miryam (Mary), sitting opposite the grave.

Avraham rose from before his dead (Sarah) give us a picture of our Messiah Yeshua rising before his dead (Miryam from Magdala). Miryam was weeping in this case instead of Avraham. Yeshua and Miryam from Magdala where not married and certainly did not have any offspring. The speculation by some about this may lead to a lie that leads to the coming anti-messiah. If one can trace ones heritage to Yeshua, one certainly could claim to be from the line of David now couldn't they? This teaching is a lie from HaSatan himself. Do not believe it.

John 20:11-16 But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she beheld two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Yeshua had been lying. And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my L-rd, and I do not know where they have laid Him." When she had said this, she turned around, and beheld Yeshua standing there, and did not know that it was Yeshua. Yeshua said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Yeshua said to her, " Miryam!" She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).

B'resheet 23:7-11 So Avraham rose and bowed to the people of the land, the sons of Heth. And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish for me to bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and approach Ephron the son of Zohar for me, that he may give me the cave of Makhpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in your presence for a burial site. " Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Avraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying, "No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead."

The rich man was willing to give the grave he owned to and for Yeshua His Messiah. Again, does this mean He would not rise again? No. The Messiah would be not unlike Israel who had disappeared for many centuries only to rise again and to receive full glory that she deserves. Where you faithful concerning Israel to rise again? Are you faithful that Yeshua rose and will return again in His glory as the Son of David?

The disciples at first did not understand this fact either.

John 20:8-10 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb entered then also, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. So the disciples went away again to their own homes.

John 20:26-29 And after eight days again His disciples were inside, and Thomas with them. Yeshua came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst, and said, "Peace be with you." Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing." Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my G-d!" Yeshua said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."