26 Jan. Genesis 24:61-67

26 Jan. Isaac meets Rebekah and falls in love

"Then Rebekah and her servant girls got on the camels [at Haran] and followed [Abraham's] servant and his men [back to Canaan]. ..."

"At this time Isaac had left Beer Lahai Roi and was living in southern Canaan. One evening when he went out to the field to think, he looked up and saw camels coming."

"Rebekah also looked and saw Isaac. Then she jumped down from the camel and asked the servant, 'Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?' The servant answered, 'That is my master.' So Rebekah covered her face with her veil."

"The servant told Isaac everything that had happened. Then Isaac brought Rebekah into the tent of Sarah, his mother, and she became his wife."

"Isaac loved her very much, and so he was comforted after his mother's death."

          (Genesis 24:61-67)


After the long journey from Haran to Hebron, Abraham's servant brought Rebekah (with her servant girls) to meet Abraham's son Isaac.

When Rebekah arrived, Isaac had just returned to Hebron with the flocks from the wilderness of Beer Lahai Roi (‘The well of the Living One who sees me’ - see Genesis 16:13).

Isaac immediately fell in love with Rebekah and later, after she had spent some time in the women's tent with his mother, he marries her.

The map shows the journey taken by Abraham's servant from Hebron to Haran (in south eastern Turkey) (see 1 on the map), and his return to Hebron with Rebekah (see 2 on the map). It also shows Beer Lahai Roi in the Wilderness of Beersheba, where Isaac had been tending his flocks of sheep and goats (see 3 on the map).

The map also shows the location of incidents in the lives of Isaac and his son Jacob recorded later in the Bible.

You can read more about Isaac and Jacob @ https://www.thebiblejourney.org/biblejourney2/24-the-journeys-of-isaac-jacob-joseph/

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