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1)

How did Avraham actually acquire the Me'aras ha'Machpeolah?

1.

Torah Temimah (citing Kidushin, 2a): From the fact that Avraham said here "Kach mimeni!" and the Torah writes later


1

Refer to 23:18:1:1, 2, 23:17:2:1.

2)

Why did Avraham say "Nasati" in the past tense?

1.

Rashi #1: He meant the money was ready and he wished that he had already given it to him.

2.

Rashi #2 (above, 14:22): He meant to say simply 'I am giving you the money for the field; take it from me!''

3.

Ohr ha'Chayim: If you resolve to give the field for a gift, also I resolved to give the money for a gift! Take from me, and then I will accept your gift and bury my Mes.

3)

Why does he say "Ach", which always limits?

1.

Mizrachi: I do not want a gift, like you said.

2.

Ohr ha'Chayim: Let us minimize words.

3.

Malbim: Since you explain (refer to 21:8:1:3*). that the enactment was so only residents can have a cemetery, the only solution is for me to buy it. If it will be a gift, you could retract, and say that you did not give with intent that I make it a cemetery. Regarding a sale, we say that amidst the money, the seller resolved to transfer ownership (no matter what the buyer will do with it).

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