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Bethuel - Parent of Rebekah

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by drfuss, May 11, 2009.

  1. drfuss

    drfuss New Member

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    Gen. 24:23,24
    23 And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? 24 And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.

    Gen. 25: 19,20
    19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.


    In Gen. 24: 23,24, Bethuel is said to be the son of Milcah,
    In Gen. 25: 19,20, Bethuel is said to be the sister on Laban.

    Is Bethuel a man or a woman?
     
  2. Amy.G

    Amy.G New Member

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    Rebekah was the daughter of Bethuel and the sister of Laban.


    Gen 24:29 And Rebekah had a brother, and his name [was] Laban: and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well.


    Bethuel was a man.
     
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    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, [the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram], [the sister to Laban the Syrian].

    Both of those appositive phrases describe Rebekah.


     
  4. drfuss

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    drfuss: Thank you. I believe your are right. However it would be clearer if "and" was used instead of a ",". The way it is written, it could be interpreted either way.

    It would be clearer if it read as follows:
    19 "And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham's son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram and the sister to Laban the Syrian."
     
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