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Genesis 24 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 24. The Story of Rebekah (J)

This chapter, which gives one of the most vivid descriptions of the unchanging features of Oriental life to be found in the O.T., is from J. The narrative falls into four divisions:

(1) 1 9. Abraham’s commission to his servant.

(2) 10 28. The servant and Rebekah at the well.

(3) 29 53. The betrothal of Rebekah.

(4) 54 67. Abraham’s servant brings Rebekah to Isaac.

That the story may figuratively preserve a tradition of the amalgamation of Aramaean clans with the main Hebrew body is quite probable. But the picturesque details of the narrative are drawn from the life, and are evidently based on personal experience.

Consult other comments:

Genesis 24:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Genesis 24:0 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Genesis 24:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Genesis 24:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Genesis 24:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Genesis 24:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Genesis 24:0 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Genesis 24:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Genesis 24:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges