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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Genesis 24:29-61

"Another striking feature of this story is that after introducing the new characters of Laban and his household, the writer allows the servant again to retell the narrative (Genesis 24:34-39). But as with most repetitions in biblical narrative, the retelling is not a mere repeating. It is rather a reassertion of the central points of the first narrative. . . . As we overhear the servant recount more details, we see that the miracle of God’s provision was even more grand than that suggested in... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

The Marriage of Isaac and RebekahA charming picture of patriarchal marriage customs. It is very characteristic of the Primitive source.2. Put.. thy hand under my thigh] a form of taking an oath, only mentioned again in Genesis 47:29. ’It is from the thighs that one’s descendants come, so that to take an oath with one hand under the thigh would be equivalent to calling upon these descendants to maintain an oath which has been fulfilled, and to avenge one which has been broken’ (D.). Modern... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Genesis 24:1-67

Rebekah the Farseeing Genesis 24:0 I. In the case of Sarah the real drama opens with married life. In the case of Rebekah it opens with the proposal of marriage. The offer comes from Isaac. When she sees the servant approaching she has no idea of his errand. But Rebekah has a wonderful talisman against such surprise an astonishing power of putting herself instantaneously in the place of those to whom she is speaking. II. There is a peculiarity about Rebekah's sympathetic insight. It is not... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC’S MARRIAGEGenesis 24:1-67"Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."- Proverbs 31:30."WHEN a son has attained the age of twenty years, his father, if able, should marry him, and then take his hand and say, I have disciplined thee, and taught thee, and married thee; I now seek refuge with God from thy mischief in the present world and the next." This Mohammedan tradition expresses with tolerable accuracy the idea of the Eastern world,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

CHAPTER 24 The Bride Sought for Isaac 1. The commission to the servant (Genesis 24:1-9 ) 2. The obedience and prayer of the servant (Genesis 24:10-14 ) 3. The prayer answered (Genesis 24:15-21 ) 4. The gifts of the servant (Genesis 24:22-26 ) 5. The servant received (Genesis 24:27-33 ) 6. The servant’s message (Genesis 24:34-36 ) 7. The commission and answered prayer stated (Genesis 24:37-49 ) 8. The bride chosen (Genesis 24:50-60 ) 9. The journey to meet Isaac. (Genesis 24:61... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC'S BRIDE FROM HIS FATHER'S FAMILY Only after Sarah has died does Isaac receive a wife. When Israel, after the death of the Lord Jesus, was set aside as the vessel of God's testimony in the world, then God the Father (typified by Abraham) sent the Spirit of God (symbolized by the servant) to obtain a wife for the Lord Jesus, of whom Isaac is a picture. Abraham required his servant to swear by the God of heaven and earth that he would not take a wife for Isaac from the Canaanites, but one... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:1-67

ISAAC ’S MARRIAGE , ABRAHAM ’S DEATH In Abraham’s time, communications between families separated by long distances were few and far between. But he seems to have gotten news from his brother’s home sometime after the birth of Isaac, as recorded at the close of chapter 22, linking that chapter to the one we are now considering. SELECTING THE BRIDE (Genesis 24:1-52 ) Notice the preparation made by Abraham for Isaac’s marriage (Genesis 24:1-9 ), the oath he administers to his servant, the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Genesis 24:1-67

Rebekah: Domestic Life Gen 24:66 Instead of looking at the beautiful chapter before us as showing only how a wife was chosen for Isaac, look at it as a story full of family interest, and bright with many points of general human feeling. Of course the choice of a wife for Isaac is the one great fact in the chapter; but, without making its importance secondary, we may gather lessons about common household life which will touch a very large circle of sympathy and action. The first figure is very... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Genesis 24:32-65

And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him. And there was set meat before him to eat: but he said, I will not eat, until I have told mine errand. And he said, Speak on. And he said, I am Abraham's servant. And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - Genesis 24:54

Morning. He loses no time to afford comfort to his masters, and to give proof that he was not esteemed by them without reason. read more

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