The entire twenty-third chapter of Genesis is an account of a real estate transaction.
The Patriarch Abraham paid full market price for a family tomb, over the objections of his Hittite neighbors, who wanted to give him any tomb of his choice for free.
My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead. And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure Unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.(Genesis 23:15-18)
Why does the author of scripture make such a point of recording a Real Estate transaction for a burial site, in the Book of beginnings?
Perhaps because it has become part of the dispute of the very last days, a detail in the so v=called “Controversy of Zion”, which rages between the “Kings of the earth and their rulers” and the Most High.
Abraham, Sarai, Isaac, Rebeccah, and Jacob and Leah are all buried in the cave of Machpelah, which next to the Temple Mountain itself, is the holiest site of Judaism. Jacob’s wife Rachel is buried near Bethlehem. Her tomb is the third holiest site in all of Judaism.
But the United Nations has decided that it should not be so.
The United Nations Educational,Scientific,and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Recently requested that Israel remove the sites of Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, from Israel’s new national Heritage site list..UNESCO has designated these two West Bank sites as Islamic Mosques and part of the heritage of the “Palestinian State” .
The Jerusalem Post reports, in an article entitled, PM Slams UNESCO calling Rachel’s Tomb a Mosque
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bitterly attacked as “absurd” a UN statement that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem are an integral part of the “occupied” Palestinian territories.
“The attempt to disconnect the nation of Israel from its heritage is absurd,” he said in a statement his office issued on Friday, in response to an October 21 decision regarding both sites by the executive board of the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.
“If the places where the Jewish nation’s forefathers and mothers – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel – were buried 4,000 years ago is not part of the Jewish nation’s heritage, then what is a heritage site?” Netanyahu asked.
Why does the United Nations want to re-classify the entire Biblical Patriarchy; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and their wives, as “Palestinian Heritage”? How do they think they can perpetrate this fraud when everyone knows that the Patriarchs are the founders of the Jewish Nation?
This is a serious issue, for several times in Scripture, God is called the “God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob”.
The Most High is never designated as the God of Abraham,Ishmael and Esau. The promised Messiah, the seed of the woman, (Genesis 3:15), came through Abraham, and Isaac and via Jacob, and in and through Judah.This is why Satan(Allah) hates Israel. As jesus said in John 4,”Salvation comes from the Jews”.
Satan would obscure this truth. He would wipe this fact out in any way possible, confusing biblically ignorant people, and stirring up anti-semitic resentments, seeking to disenfranchise the ones God has brought back into their land according to his promise.Perhaps in his madness he believes that if he wiped out the Jewish people, God’s Word would fail,and the Eschaton would become impossible.
The U.N. has already divided Jerusalem, “The city of the great King” and the only place on earth where God has “Set His name”. The UN refuses to allow Jerusalem to be designated as the Capitol of the Jewish homeland, though Jerusalem has been mentioned more than eight hundred times in the Bible.
Even the US Supreme court recently ruled against a passport applicant who wanted to designate on his place of birth line , Jerusalem,Israel. What does the United States Supreme court have to say about Jerusalem? Who do we think we are ?
The UN has also looked the other way when Joseph’s Tomb was burned recently, by a baying mob of Muslims. What is with these people? What are they afraid of ? Better yet, what is the evil Spirit that animates them afraid of?
The “Education” that UNESCO is trying to foist on the unwary, is anti-semitic, ugly, ahistorical, political and even murderous, wiping out and delegitimizing an entire people group through propaganda and incitement based on lies.
There is not, nor ever has been anything “Islamic” about Abraham,Isaac, Jacob, let alone Sarai, Rebbecah,Leah and Rachel.
In fact Rachel still weeps over her children which are being slaughtered with impunity by the very Muslims,UNESCO is championing with its sick lies.
Read Joel 3, The UN is not going to lead the world to any kind of peace, but only to Armeggedon.