"Where was Jacob buried?" (Alleged Contradiction #E3904)
For his [Jacob’s] sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, and were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.
Jacob was buried “in the cave of the field of Machpelah.” Acts 7:15-16 does not say where Jacob was buried, just that he died and was later carried into Sychem. 1 Furthermore, Machpelah is the name of a field, not a city. Thus, there is no contradiction.
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