“Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master’s in his hand; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.” – Gen. 24:10

Robert Alter notes that camels were not domesticated until several centuries later.  However, so many other details of this section of narrative, and the one prior, appear to be quite detailed and considered very likely accurate for the time period at hand; and also in this case, the camels are a central figure to the story.

The possession of camels is probably part of Abraham’s extraodinary wealth, (Nelson’s Commentary) Thus it is not completely impossible that Abraham utilized camels for travel.

“…with all the bounty of the master in his hand.”  A document making a gift to Isaac of all that he possessed.  (Rashi) We would see this as a will of sorts to take care of the estate.  This is not unlike the transfer of power of God the Father to Jesus Christ, with the servant, as I have said, acting as the Holy Spirit.

Aram Naharaim – literally Aram of two rivers.  Probably Mesopotamia, and is apparently the land of the city of Nahor.  (Rashi, Fox)

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