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The Golden Gleanings: Sketches of Female Character From Bible History. Sketches of Female Character From Bible History.

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Pages: 20

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (31 Jan. 2012)

By: John Shirley (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. ON THE CHARACTER OF REBEKAH. Gen. mv. 0 doubt the character of Rebekah is one of the most interesting in Bible history: some events in the early part of her life especially, are marked by incidents of uncommon gracefulness and beauty. If we refer to her union with Isaac, we shall find it brought about under circumstances of almost romantic interest. It is impossible to read with indifference the account of her meeting with Abraham's messenger at the well of Nahor, where he and his ten camels were resting themselves after their journey. The time was evening, and the coming twilight was fast descending on the earth: when Rebekah, coming to draw water, sees the stranger, with his cattle, resting near the spot. She answered his request for a drink of water, by saying, ' Drink, my lord,' offering him at the same time the pitcher from her arm. She then hastened to draw more water, until all his camels had drank enough. The weary traveller could not but wonder at her ready kindness, and presenting her with some jewels of gold, said: 'Tell me, fair damsel, whose daughter thou art: and is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge?' On hearing this request, the maiden hastened home to her mother's house, relating what she had seen at the well. Now Rebekah had a brother, named Laban, who, having heard what his sister had to say, and seeing the golden jewels in her hand, went out to welcome Abraham's servant, providing for his cattle, and setting meat before his guest. But the traveller said: 'I may not eat until I have declared my errand. The Lord hath blessed my master Abraham with great riches and honour, and he is not willing that his son Isaac should take a wife from the daughters of Canaan, in which land he dwells: he hath, therefore, sent me...

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