TWO "BURY" GOOD QUESTIONS!
- Why was Yaakov so afraid of being buried in Egypt?
- Also, why did Yaakov even think that the Egyptians would want him buried in Egypt?
Yaakov gained the reputation in Egypt of being a holy man. He was the one who had blessed Paraoh and caused the 7-year famine to end after only 2 years. Yaakov was afraid that if he was buried in Egypt, the Egyptians would worship him at his burial site.
And besides, Yaakov loved the holy land of Israel and had a burning desire to be buried there, along with his ancestors.