from Egypt with the bill of sale, he exclaimed, with indignation,
"My grandfather shall lie here unburied until Naphtali
comes back!" and he seized a club and dealt Esau a
vigorous blow, so that he died, and his eyes fell out of their
sockets and dropped upon Jacob's knees, and Jacob opened
his own eyes and smiled. Esau being dead, his brother's
burial could proceed without hindrance, and Joseph interred
him in the Cave of Machpelah in accordance with his wish.

His other children had left all arrangements connected
with the burial of their father's body to their brother Joseph,
for they reflected that it was a greater honor for Jacob if a
king concerned himself about his remains rather than simple
private individuals.[422]

 
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