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Rebecca and Eliezer
Abraham sends his servant Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac in distant Mesopotamia, among the members of his own relatives. He swears he will not bring a Canaanite woman Isaac. Upon his arrival in the city, Eliezer directs his ten camels to a well. "He had not even finished speaking and behold Rebekah came out, who was born in Bethouël the son of Milcah the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, and she had her jar on her shoulder."
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Rebecca at the Well  
RF 1975-2
Giandomenico TIEPOLO
Venice, 1751


For Christ and the adulteress (RF 1975-1). Foreshadowing L \ Annunciation, the biblical subject is taken from Genesis (24, 15-20) commissioned by Abraham to find a wife for his son Isaac, Eliezer will recognize when arrived near \ 'well, give him Rebecca to drink.
"Arriving at the well that is out of this city, he had the camels kneel. C \ 'was the evening \' s time when women came to draw \ 's water. He prayed, "Lord, God of my master Abraham, grant me to a happy meeting today \ 's. Manifesto and your kindness to my master Abraham. Here I am near the well, and the girls of the inhabitants of the city will come and fetch \ 's water. I ask the \ a \ 's they look to the pitcher that I may drink. If she replies: "Drink, and I will make thy camels drink also," I know that \ 's what you intended it to your servant Isaac. In this way, I will admit that you acted with kindness to my master. "Before that \ 'he finished speaking came Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel, himself the son of Milcah and Nahor, brother \' s Abraham. She wore her pitcher on \ 's shoulder. C \ 'was a beautiful girl, she was a virgin. She went down to the well, filled her jar and came up. The servant \ 's Abraham ran to meet him and said, "Let me \' s you like it, drink a little \ 'water of thy pitcher. "" I \ 't beg, she replied, wood. "Quickly she took down her pitcher upon her arm, and gave him drink. When she had finished, she said: "I will also draw the \ water for the camels up \ 's that \' they have all drunk. "She quickly emptied her pitcher into the \ 'watering hole, then ran again look \' s water. She drew for all his camels. L \ 'man \' s watching in silence, wondering whether or not the Lord had made ​​his journey successful. "- Genesis 24 :11-21
Before I \ 'have finished speaking
to myself, Rebekah came,
the pitcher on the \ 'shoulder is down to the well and drew \' s water.
I asked him:
"Give me a drink, s \ 'Please. "-
Genesis 24:45
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Rebecca receiving hands
d \ 'Eliezer these \' s Abraham    
RF 1977-15>
François BOUCHER
 
Before 1727
Formerly attributed to Tiepolo and Pellegrini, this sketch for a painting of the Museum of Fine Arts in Strasbourg, belongs to scenes from the lives of the Patriarchs \ 's Old Testament performed by Boucher before his departure for the \ Italy in 1727.
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Eliezer and Rebecca
inv 7270
Nicolas Poussin
1648
Painted for the banker Jean Pointel.
This subject from the Bible
(Genesis 24, 1-61) prefigures
l \ Annunciation:
it shows when Eliezer
d \ Abraham \ 's servant was responsible
to find a wife for his
son Isaac, who met Rebecca
drew \ 's water for the
his father's flocks.

<Eliezer and Rebecca detail
Eliezer was a man of Damascus and heir of Abraham when he had no child. Abraham spoke of him as'' a son of his household. ' (Genesis 15:2, 3.) This is probably the one who is called Abraham's oldest servant and manager of his household.
Archaeological discoveries have considered why Abraham Eliezer as his heir. Often childless couples adopted a son who would take care of them and to take care of their dead for burial, and inherit property. It was stipulated, however, that if a son was born to them after the adoption was this son who became the principal heir. The "Code of Hammurabi" and "the Laws of Manu" in India, as well as the Assyrian laws, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, already planned adoption procedures.





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