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I am the place where Jacob's sons carried him from into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave at Mamre.

What place am I?

Genesis 50:6-13

   6: And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
   7: And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
   8: And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
   9: And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
   10: And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
   11: And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
   12: And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
   13: For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.

Answer: Egypt

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