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Much later Abraham was to send his servant Eliezer to Haran, where his immediate
family still lived, to bring back for Isaac his son by his wife Sara, through whom the Jewish
people are descended, a wife, Rebecca. (Gen. Ch. 24). Later still Jacob, Isaac’s son, also went
back to the family in Haran to find a wife from his ancestral family. (Gen. Ch. 28 V. 2.) He
eventually came back with four, (Gen. Ch. 29) Rachel Leah Bilha and Zilpah.
Ishmael, Abraham’s other son by his concubine; Hagar married an Egyptian, as his
mother was, (Gen. Ch. 21. V. 21). Of Isaac’s twin sons Esau and Jacob, Esau also married out of
the tribe by marrying two local Hittite women, Judith and Basemath (Gen. Ch. 26. V. 34-35) much
to the great sorrow of his parents thus forfeiting the right of inheriting the mantle of
Abraham and of becoming one of the fathers of, and the ancestor of, the Children of Israel.
Israel was the additional name given to Jacob by God, (Gen. Ch. 34 V. 10).
By marrying into a people of idol worshippers there was a great danger of be...
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