Genesis 11 – Isaac and Rebekah
July 12, 2013
Sarah dies and Abraham makes a contract with the Hittites to purchase a plot of land to bury Sarah. Nearing the end of his life, Abraham instructs his servant that Isaac must not take a Canaanite wife, but rather a wife from Abraham’s country. When he has done this, Isaac must settle in the land of Canaan, which God has promised for him.
The servant prays that God might give a sign identifying the woman to choose for Isaac’s wife, that she might offer water to both him and his camels. This woman is Rebekah, and she hastens to Isaac in the Canaan land, and they are married.
Abraham marries Keturah after Sarah’s death, and has more children, but his heir remains Isaac.