GENESIS 23:19

And after this, Avraham buried Sara his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Chevron–in the land of Canaan. GENESIS 23:19 (The Israel Bible™)

Genesis 23 records the purchase of the Chevron (Hebron) by Abraham as a burial plot for his wife, Sara. The Sages taught that the name Chevron (khev-ron) is a contraction of the the word ‘khaver’ /חבר (friend) and the word ‘na-eh’/נאה (agreeable). The name of the city of Hebron identifies Abraham as the first agreeable friend of God, as God says in Isaiah (41:8), “The seed of Abraham, My friend.”

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