Summary of Genesis 47:28-31:
Jacob lived in Egypt for 17 years. He lived to be 147 years of age. He made Joseph swear to bury him in Canaan with his fathers.
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 3: Genesis 47:28-31
7) “With his fathers.” In Machpelah near Mamre at Hebron in Canaan, which was the burial place of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, and Leah.
8 ) Jacob knew he would get to come back to Canaan and that he’d see Joseph at the end.
9) Personal Question. My answer: In my business, my career, my new business, and life’s directions.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 3: Genesis 47:28-31
I like how we can see that people have made burial wishes since the beginning of time, a tradition that still stands today with people’s wills.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 28, Day 3: Genesis 47:28-31
Jacob wanted to be buried with his family in Canaan — his home. It’s comforting to many who are facing their last days on this earth.