Finding a Wife for Isaac—A Lesson in Faith and Obedience
Midrash with Natan Lawrence
Genesis 24:2, So Abraham said. In appointing Eliezer to locate a spouse for Isaac, Abraham had been deputizing him in order to become the friend of this bridegroom, or even the household agent in this mission that is important. (For lots more with this subject, see notes at John 3:29.)
Genesis 24:2, 9, Your hand under my thigh. (Heb. yarek; see also Gen 47:29) Abraham’s servant literally put their hands on Abraham’s testicles swearing an oath on Abraham’s projected progeny, even while today we spot our arms from the Bible. Interestingly, your message testicle or teste derives through the words that are latin meaning “testimony, testify and testament.” Yarek could be the word that is same KJV translates “hollow of his thigh” in Genesis 32:25 and 32, although, in cases like this, it appears become discussing the tendon regarding the hip.
Genesis 24:4, Take a wife for my son Isaac. Some Bible pupils see in Abraham’s Eliezer that is sending his an allegory of our Heavenly Father choosing a Solomon could be built and where sacrifices had been built to atone for men’s sin. This is actually the exact same spot later on on where Yeshua himself had been condemned to death rather than definately not there became the Lamb of Elohim who had been sacrificed to atone for men’s sins.Read More »Finding a Wife for Isaac—A Lesson in Faith and Obedience