Genesis, Typically Considered. Chapter 23

Genesis 23  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 14
Here we have Sarah disappearing as the mother of the heir consequently, for grace in resurrection has children and not parents, and thus the Jewish Church as the mother of Christ, though honored as such, gives place to the King's daughter, the same expressed in a new character ("instead of thy fathers thou mayest have children") as Sarah in chapters 20 and 21 was looked at, as we have seen, as the mother of the heir and so Jewishly. Abraham still declines to have even this from the world—a burying place for Sarah—to owe any man anything; if Israel as of old be buried, it shall be buried not by the goodwill and favor of man, nor take its grave from anyone but he who honors it.