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Title: What Did the Servant Give to Rebecca’s Brother and Mother?
Author(s): BAR, Shaul
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 94    Issue: 4   Date: 2013   
Pages: 565-572
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.94.4.3186166

Abstract :
Our study shows that the Hebrew word מגדנת refers to fruits which the servant gave to Rebecca’s family as a present. This interpretation is based on examination of the masculine singular and plural forms of the Hebrew word מגד and תגדיס which mean fruits. Examination of the Biblical text shows that the bounty of the land also refers to fruits. Giving fruits as a present to Rebecca’s family is not surprising since giving fruits to royalty and people alike in the ancient world was a gesture of good will.


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