“Rebekah was one of the greatest women who ever lived”

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(A painting of Isaac, Rebekah and their twin sons Esau and Jacob)

Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel, Abraham’s nephew, was the wife of Isaacand the mother of the twins Esau and Jacob. When he saw that his son Isaac was already 40 years old and still unmarried, Abraham decided that the time had come to find a bride for his son.

He sent his trusted servant Eliezer to his relatives in Haran in Mesopotamia with instructions to bring back a bride for Isaac, because he didn’t want his son to marry any of the local Canaanite girls.

 
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