Abraham’s Possession 17-20. What we have here is basically the contract that was written. It is worded very much like the contracts of that time and place. The field and the cave legally belonged to Abraham and his descendants. This would be the burial place for the patriarchs. Sarah, Abraham, Rebekah, Leah, and Jacob would all be buried here. Why is this important? This land, this burial cave, stood as a testimony to faith. Hebrews 11 says that they all died in faith. Faith in the promises of God. They understood that the Promised Land was more than just a plot of land in the Middle East. They were seeking a homeland but it was not of this earth. As Hebrews 11:16 says, they desired, “a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”