Give You the Cave 7-11. Now we are getting into what it was like to make a deal in the land of the Hittites. Abraham is not willing to settle for just borrowing a grave, he stands and addresses the men. Instead of just leaving his request as a generic appeal for land he asks for a specific place with a specific owner. This is a good tactic on Abraham’s part because it forces the owner, Ephron, to make a decision. The group could have easily dismissed him but now, Ephron is on the spot. Abraham asks for the cave of Machpelah and says that he will pay full price for the cave. Ephron comes back with, “No, my lord, hear me: I give you the field, and I give you the cave.” Is this a generous gift on the part of Ephron? Take the cave and the field or is there something else going on here?