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25:7 This, then, is the account of Abraham's years. He lived a total of 175 years.
Ve'eleh yemey shney-chayey Avraham asher-chay me'at shanah veshiv'im shanah vechamesh shanim.
25:8 Abraham breathed his last and died at a good age, old and satisfied, and he was gathered to his people.
Vayigva vayamot Avraham beseyvah tovah zaken vesavea vaye'asef el-amav.



Commentary:

This then...
  Literally, 'These are the days of the years of Abraham's life that he lived;' see Genesis 25:17. We interpret 'days' here as being idiomatic for 'account.'

175 years
  It can easily be seen from the dates given in scripture here that Isaac was 75 years old, and Ishmael 88 when Abraham died. Jacob and Esau were 15; see note on Genesis 25:29.

gathered to his people
  A clear indication of immortality of the soul. See Genesis 15:15.





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