A few days ago I saw in a library book a midrash on the sale of the Machpelah Cave. The midrash detailed the names of the four witnesses who signed their names on the deed. Unfortunately, I returned the book already and can't remember where that midrash is located. Does anyone know the location of that midrash?

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You're perhaps referring to the Sefer Hayashar on Chayei Sarah:

ויכתוב אברהם את הדבר הזה בספר ויחתום, ויעד ארבעה עדים. ואלה שמות העדים: אמיגל בן אבישוע החתי אליחורף בן אשונה החוי, עדון בן אחירע הגרדי, עקדיל בן אבודיש הצידוני.

And Abraham wrote this matter in a scroll and signed, and four witnesses witnessed. And these are the names of the witnesses: Amigal son of Abishua the Hittite, Elichoref son of Ashuna the Hiwite, Idon son of Ahira the Gardite, Akadil son of Abudis the Zidonite.

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    Yeah, that's the one. Thanks!
    – Harel13
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 14:25

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