46. Rabbi Yehuda said that this is the love the soul has for the body. When the body dies, as when "Sarah's life was..." it is written, "And Abraham stood up from before his dead" (Beresheet 23:3). Rav Yehuda said that according to the Rav, it is written in the previous verse, "And Sarah died in Kiryat Arba, that is Hebron, in the land of Canaan" (Ibid. 2).
47. Rabbi Yitzchak referred to Rabbi Yochanan as stating that the Holy One, blessed be He, created Adam and then inserted in him four things that are divided in the body. Rabbi Yehuda said, "That are connected to the body," while Rabbi Yitzchak said, "That are divided in the body. Each is separated to its element when man leaves this world." Rabbi Yehuda said, They are connected to the body during its life, namely as it is written, "And Sarah died," which refers to the body. "In Kiryat Arba (lit. 'city of the four')," these are the four elements. The words, "that is Hebron" mean that they were connected in the body during a person's lifetime (Hebron is derived from the word chibur, connected). "In the land of Canaan" means in this world, the world in which man dwells for a short period of time.
69. Yet of Sarah it is written, "And Sarah died in Kiryat Arba" because she died in and by the hands of Kiryat Arba, and not by the serpent. She died by the hands of Kiryat Arba that is Hebron, where David was united with the patriarchs. Therefore she died not by another, but in Kiryat Arba.