10 (Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth.) Ephron the Hittite[a] replied to Abraham in the hearing[b] of the sons of Heth—before all who entered the gate[c] of his city—
Genesis 23:10tn The Hebrew term is “Hittite,” but see the note on the name “Heth” in v. 3.
Genesis 23:10tnHeb “ears.” By metonymy the “ears” stand for the presence or proximity (i.e., within earshot) of the persons named.
Genesis 23:10sn On the expression all who entered the gate see E. A. Speiser, “‘Coming’ and ‘Going’ at the City Gate,” BASOR 144 (1956): 20-23; and G. Evans, “‘Coming’ and ‘Going’ at the City Gate: A Discussion of Professor Speiser’s Paper,” BASOR 150 (1958): 28-33.
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