Straight after the birth of Rebecca we find out the death of Sarah, when she was 127 years old: 1. s.v. The Text. Don't be troubled by her age. Rebecca was not three years at the time of being given in marriage to Isaac, otherwise it will negate the detailed story of the servant of Abraham who went to look for wife for Isaac and found Rebecca. Now, before you start thinking of how “ridiculous” this sounds, Mustafa further made a conclusion that the reason why Rebecca can be said to be a little girl was because she has a nurse. Sarah died at the age of 127 (Genesis 23:1-3) Clearly lots had been cast concerning the lands owned by the 5 Philistine rulers, and who was to settle in those lands after the conquest. The Bible does not specifically say how old Rebekah was when she married Isaac. ’Elohiim tested Abraham.’ The Deviser of Evil came to accuse him in the presence of the Blessed Holy One. (Targum Jonathan on Genesis 22:1, online source). 62 Now Isaac had come from  Beer-lahai-roi, and was settled in the Negeb. 87b; Gen. R. Math, 10+10=20 years they waited for the progeny and 23-20=3years old. We reject this tradition because Jesus said that "the word of God is invalidated for the sake of tradition" and called those who teach such tradition "blind guides" (Matthew 15:6). And she said, 'I will go'" (Genesis 24:56-59). 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw [water], and drew for all his camels. Since Sarah gave birth to Isaac at 90 (or 91), Isaac would have been around 36 (or 37) when her mother had died. And the Angel of the Lord called to him, &c.” Abraham!” Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: “Jewish Tradition found a fertile subject in the ‘aḳêdah, or binding, of Isaac. Lots of assumptions here. A New Chronology For Old Testament Times – Jan Van Tuyl: “It seems that logically and mathematically, thirty-seven is the right one, and the proof follows here. Rashi’s commentary on Genesis 25:20 says: forty years old: For when Abraham came from Mount Moriah, he was informed that Rebecca had been born. The age most appropriate to assign to her, in line with historical evidence of girls being married off, is that she was below the age of 10-years old . ... Now one would expect at this point, for the Bible to simply tells us that Isaac married Rebekah and go from there. This language suggests that Isaac may have prayed for years and likely decades to have this situation solved. And he said, Behold me. At the very least it was clearly not Isaac’s desire to have Rebecca bear him children only when she was in her twenties. there is a time period within the age of sarah giving birth to isaac at 90-91 and abraham at 99-100 at the time of conception, that allows for isaac to be within a certain age and growth to be able to help sufficiently provide assistance to his father and the timeline outlined before chapter 23 gives us an understanding that bethuel begat rebekah somewheres in between the time sarah AFTER ALL, WE ARE SPEAKING ABOUT A MAN OF 137 YEARS OF AGE. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca It tells you to go by Abraham's age. 15 And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. Rebecca’s young age is alluded too in Genesis 24:57-59. For one, she’s reported as fetching water for ten camels on her own. Here is a man whom thou hast blessed with a son at the age of one hundred years, and yet, amidst all his feasts, he did not offer thee a single dove or young pigeon for a sacrifice’ (Sanh. THIS, ISAAC WOULD HAVE BEEN 37 at the time of her death. , Thank you for your respectful comment. Sarah died at the age of 127, this would make Isaac 37 at the time of her mother’s demise (Genesis 23:1-3). Isaac’s birth required a miracle (see Genesis 11:30; 17:15-22), as did Jesus’ (see Luke 1:26-38). This would mean, according to the Biblical narrative that she was three years old when she was given away in marriage to Isaac . THAT’S THE COMPLETE STORY YOU WERE MISSING!! The answer given by Adam Clarke to this question is perceptive: “Josephus supposed that Isaac was now twenty-five; some Rabbis say that he was thirty-six; but it is, “…Genesis 22:6. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! International Standard Version Later, Isaac brought Rebekah into the tent that had belonged to his mother Sarah and married her. G’d became very angry at this high-handed action by Avraham, seeing that he had given away lands which were part of what G’d had promised to Avraham and his descendants at the “covenant of the pieces” in chapter 15. Mustafa made a post recently that Rebecca was a 3 year old when Issac married her. Sarah was ninety years old when she miraculously gave birth to Isaac (Gen. 17:17). Nothing is for certain. [New-YorkL Published By T. Mason & G. Lane, For The Methodist Episcopal Church, At The Conference Office, 200 Mulberry-Street. That means that Rebecca could have been 3. “Abraham takes Isaac, his only begotten son, up upon Mount Moriah, there to sacrifice him at the Lord’s command; and Isaac, reputed by Jewish tradition to be, All texts agree that Isaac was born when Abraham was one hundred years (Gen 21:5; DSS: Q544; Ant. (Genesis 22:1 – Rabbi Rashbam, online source), “And it was after these things that Izhak (Isaac) and Ishmael contended; and Ishmael said, It is right that I should inherit what is the father’s because I am his firstborn son. Genesis 24:55 But her brother and her mother replied, ‘Let the young woman remain with us ten days or so; then you[e] may go.’, 56 But he said to them, ‘Do not detain me, now that the Lord has granted success to my journey. —Christians are figuratively “married” to Christ (Romans 7:4). Willis thought he was about twelve, but that is taken care of by the same load of wood. ( Log Out / 1, 41), this determining that her age when she married was twenty years. Sometimes, in ancient times, marriages may have taken place, but the couple wouldn’t sleep with each other, until the other is ready and is matured. LILY COLLINS Covers: Rollacoaster Magazine Autumn/ Winter 2020. ], volume 1, (Genesis to Deuteronomy), page 138). By deducting these 37 years from his birth year (deducting and not adding, because this plays in the BC period, the exact time of the scene at the alter computes to be 1941 – 37 = 1904. LV.). The Book of jubilees shows that same age of 127 years (Jub 19:7). The marriage itself could have taken place, but Isaac may have waited for her to hit puberty or when she was ready for him cohabit with. Arranging a Burial Rebecca was born straight after Isaac and Abraham, came down from the Mount Moriah and they went to Beersheba. All texts agree that Isaac was born when Abraham was one hundred years (Gen 21:5; DSS: Q544; Ant. In order to find Rebecca’s age of marriage, we have to delve into the Bible itself. Check please This article says Isaac and Rebecca waited 10 years to have children after getting married because she was too young, after that they waited another 10 years until G-d answered their prayers so she got pregnant and it also states that Rebecca was 23 when she gave birth. 3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. Even I, was surprised that Rashi, one of the most respected Rabbis would come to the conclusion that she was three, when married off to Isaac. Because in this whole transaction Isaac was a type of Christ, and he finished the work of redemption, through his death, in the thirty-third, or according to others the, “We must not overlook Isaac’s role in this test of faith. The merits of Isaac’s submission were regarded as abounding to the credit of the whole race; e.g. Firstly, to give Avraham additional credit for complying with a command which was wrapped in a riddle, without questioning G’d about it. nobody knows how old she was during this time exactly- but 3 years of age is a blatant disregard for reality to keep it in context. [The Soncino Press, London, Third Impression 1961, Printed in England by Stephen Austin And Sons, LTD., Hertford, Translated by Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman B.A., PH.D.], volume 1, page 485). Genesis 23:1 states that Sarah was 127 years old when died. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”. XXVII. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. She later became pregnant with twins, Jacob and Esau. “51 And now that his son Isaac is born to him, he has forsaken thee, he has made a great feast for all the inhabitants of the land, and the Lord he has forgotten. Isaac was 37 when Rebecca was born and 40 when he took her in that tent. No timeline is actually specified in sheer biblical terms. She arrived at the well according to the time of day that the town's women came to draw water. brother i dont know from where you guys get these kind of stuffs.. Read Genesis 24 1- 30 surely a 3 or 10 year old girl can draw water from well and give to 10 camels and a man to drink. The above text tells us that Sarah was around 90 or 91-years-old when she gave birth to Isaac. When Rebekah conceived, she had a violent pregnancy. It’s always a pleasure reading articles from the brothers of this website He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 1837. “1. I quite agree that Isaac was grown up, though I don’t agree with the age as being 37 at the time of sacrifice, because Gen 22:12 The Lord said “lay not your hand on the LAD or BOY,” which is a term used in differentiating a male minor/infant/teenager, from a male adult. In some ways, our marriage to Christ is something like Rebekah’s marriage to Isaac (Genesis 24), and Rachel’s marriage to Jacob (Genesis 29). Sarah died at aged 127 (Genesis 23:1-2). 1. According to Rabbis in medieval history, she was no older than three 3-years-old. 20 And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. JPS Tanakh 1917. “Rabbi Shim’on said “…Rabbins that he was thirty-six; but IT IS MORE PROBABLE THAT HE WAS NOW ABOUT THIRTY-THREE, the age at which his great Antitype was offered up; and on this medium I have ventured to construct the chronology, of which I think it necessary to give this notice to the reader.” (The Holy Bible, Old And New Testaments. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. Ishmael answered and said, I am more righteous than thou, because I was circumcised at thirteen years; and if it had been my will to hinder, they should not have delivered me to be circumcised; but thou wast circumcised a child eight days; if thou hadst had knowledge, perhaps they should not have delivered thee to be circumcised. Looking at the Genesis account of when Isaac was born, the death of Sarah, and the incident on Mount Moriah, gives us evidence that Rebecca was born when Isaac was thirty-seven years old. Ed.] She died at the age of 155, five years before Isaac's death (Jubilees, xxxv. 1- Thats why he waited 20 years to have a child , girls in third world countries get puberty as young as 8. Now the eyes of Abraham looked on the eyes of Isaac; but the eyes of Isaac looked towards the angels on high, and Isaac beheld them, but Abraham saw them not. If Rebekah was a grown woman as some have assumed, who attained full womanhood, why would she need a ‘nursing woman’ to accompany her? “We have learned that the expression ‘And it came to pass in the days of denotes sorrow, while the expression ‘And it came to pass’ even with ‘in the days of’ is still tinged with sorrow. Unless the counting of years was different as today;or people grew up in supernatural manner. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” This important parallel is often overlooked. ‘And it came to pass after,’ after the lowest of all the higher spheres. Isaac was born 15 years later. 2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Hello. The following passage from the Targum of Palestine is a good example of Haggadah (i.e. This made me read, and reread the Genesis account, over and over again. Well, according to the Bible, Isaac was 37-years-old when he went up on Mount Moriah with his father. This would mean that Isaac was 36 or 37-years-old when his father tried to sacrifice him on Mount Moria: “22 Some time later God tested Abraham. (ZOHAR: The Book of Enlightenment [Translation and Introduction by Daniel Chanan Matt, Preface by Arthur Green, Paulist Press, 1983], page 71 – 72), “… Isaac retorted: ‘All that thou didst lend to the Holy One, blessed be He, was three drops of blood. Devarim. The clues he gave were the mount Moria incident with Isaac, and the time of Sarah’s death and her age. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. (Coffman’s Commentaries on the Bible, Genesis 22:5-6 – online source). This would make Isaac THIRTY-SEVEN at her death… It is more credible and very much less shocking to imagine a man in his thirties voluntarily submitting to be sacrificing than a mere boy or adolescent teenager.” (Political Themes in the Hebrew Scriptures [Palgrave Macmillan, 2010] by Jules Gleicher, page 41 – 42). And Isaac answered and said to his father, Bind me properly, lest I tremble from the affliction of my soul, and be cast into the pit of destruction, and there be found profaneness in thy offering. I think this alternative theory does not deserve the place that you given it in your note, as the de facto definitive balanced compromise for grown ups (this is how it looks like right now). And anyone can pick up something from a well when they are three, when I was 4 I held up a chair from a lift. In the midrashic telling, Rebekah was born at the same time that Isaac, who was then twenty-six years old, was bound on the altar (Seder Olam Rabbah 1). The reasoning for that age is that Sarah, who gave birth to Isaac when she was 90, died after the binding when she was 127 years old, making Isaac around 37 at that time. Rabbi Solomon Itzhaki (A.K.A. But Abraham did not hear news of it. WILL SARAH BEAR A CHILD AT THE AGE OF NINETY?” 18 And Abraham said to God, “If only It is also observed, that Isaac, being of this age, must have voluntarily submitted to be bound and sacrificed by his father, as so old a man could not have had strength sufficient, had Isaac resisted. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. Does that make sense to you ?. This however is not the general opinion. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. 7. By backpedaling like that, all your research may have the opposite effect you intended, it will teach people not to have the courage of standing by these conclusions. Through the whole lovely story in Genesis 24, Rebekah is pictured as a young woman fully aware of what was happening, and quite willing to accept this life-changing opportunity. Her name means “to captivate” Rebecca’s name reflects her ability to capture the attention … I think I did say that she could have been 10 years old. This would mean that Rebecca had her twins born twenty years after her marriage to Isaac. The Rabbis deduced this age number for Rebecca, from the Bible itself. The absence of this detail in both instances was to show us the readers that instead of questioning G’d on details, Avraham set out to undertake difficult tasks without looking for any excuse to delay carrying out G’d’s instructions. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yitzhak (Isaac) remained on Mount Moriah for three years until he reached the age of forty, & then he married Rivkah (Rebekah).” (Joseph Ibn Kaspi, Mishneh Kesef on the Torah, volume 2, page 63)), 200 Thousand Christian Children Were Married Before 10 In India (NEW). As Moses said: ‘I am not a man of devarim’ (Exodus 4:10). You dont know how bog it was to drink from it . And the angels answered on high, Come, behold how these solitary ones who are in the world kill the one the other; he who slays delays not; he who is to be slain reacheth forth his neck. According to one tradition, she was born when Isaac was bound on the altar. The fact that he had saved the king’s life became the immediate cause of Mordechai’s rise in the king’s esteem. At that time Avraham had correctly assumed that he was to set out in the direction of the Land of Canaan. The wedding was simple. 5. We will endeavour to look into the account in Genesis a little closer, and see what appropriate age it gives for Rebecca when she was married off. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that page, with a link back to this page. A., PH.D., D.LIT. Sarah died of sorrow and a broken heart when she was sadistically and wrongly led to believe by Satan that Isaac had really been sacrificed and that of course he was now stone dead. Quran 8:12 - 'I will Cast Terror Into the Hearts Of Those Who Disbelieve. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. And Abraham stretched out his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. ).” Jewish Encycl. So Rebekah covered herself. “For the merit of Isaac who offered himself upon the altar, the Holy One, blessed be He, will hereafter raise the dead” (Pesikta Rab. For scripture tells us that Isaac was sixty years old when Rebecca gave birth to twins (Genesis 25:24-26). This fact that Isaac was sacrificed in his 30s is well attested by nearly all ancient sources and Rabbis. In Jose ben Zimra’s opinion, the ‘aḳedah took place immediately after Isaac’s weaning. Abraham took the wood, and laid it upon Isaac— Hence it appears, among other circumstances, that Isaac must have been full-grown at this time. Daniel // it is difficult to believe Rebecca was three as a three year old baby cannot talk expressively and cannot go to the stream to fetch water not to talk of taking care of cattle.//. Isaac was then thirty-seven years old, for at that time Sarah died, and from the time that Isaac was born until the “Binding” [of Isaac], when Sarah died, were thirty-seven years, for she was ninety years old when Isaac was born, and one hundred and twenty-seven when she died, as it is stated (above 23:1): “The life of Sarah was [a hundred and twenty-seven years.”] This makes Isaac thirty-seven years old, and at that time, Rebecca was born. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. What about the fact that Rebekah was giving water at the well, not something a 3 year old is probably capable of doing. The following scriptural facts are used to establish Rebekah’s age at her marriage to Isaac. Isaac took her into the tent that his mother had occupied. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. Book of Jasher 22:53, online source) Isaac loved her, and that's how he was comforted following the loss of his mother. In this case, they compress time and make three events concurrent to eliminate the gaps, and thereby create an anomaly: God arranging for a 40 year old man to wed a 3 year old girl. International Standard Version. We will quote from the Old Testament student Manual on this: It assumes that Rebecca was literally born around the same time that Abraham received word of her birth. Tap the title above, next to the arrow, to go to that lesson with a link back to this page. could not give birth). And he set the wood in order upon it, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Isaac was married to Rebecca when he was 40-years-old (Genesis 25:20). I love this writeup. Genesis 24:15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. This would explain why the text seems to imply that Isaac consummated the marriage almost immediately afterwards as opposed to waiting around until she was physically ready for his cock. 3.The incident on Mount Moria (Genesis 22) and the birth of Rebecca happened at the same time, when Isaac was 36 (or 37) years old, same time when Sarah died (Genesis 23:1-3). We know that a condition of that covenant had been not to allow a single soul of the Canaanites to survive in that land, according to both Deuteronomy 20:16 as well as according to Joshua 13:3 and 15,45-47. He took Rebekah to him, and she became his wife. And Abraham builded there the altar which Adam had built, which had been destroyed by the waters of the deluge, which Noah had again builded, and which had been destroyed in the age of divisions [i.e. Once Rebekah learns Isaac’s identity, she veils her face (a symbol of betrothal in that era; vv. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. (Genesis Chap. Genesis 22:20-24 names all the children born to Nahor. HE WAITED FOR HER UNTIL SHE WOULD BE FIT FOR MARITAL RELATIONS-THREE YEARS-AND THEN MARRIED HER.— [From Gen. Rabbah 57:1] [Retrieved it from this website: http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/8220/showrashi/true%5D. …” (Temple Reflections: Insights into the House of the Lord [CFI, Cedar Fort, Inc, 2016] by Associate Professor of history Alonzo L. Gaskill, page 65). angry muslims and angry christians argue each other but seems like christians got a clear win atleast in this case . ultimately, no matter what scholary and acedemic principles are laid before us thru commentary regarding this matter, truth does not lay in the hands of men, nor does extra biblical or eisegesis belong where it is not due. 1. 8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. Isaac married Rebecca when he was 40-years-old (Genesis 25:20) This means, that Rebekah was between the ages of 3 to 10 years old when she was married off to Isaac. “אשר אמר אליך, just as at the time when Avraham had been told to leave Charan and move to the Land of Canaan in 12,1 he had been told only to move to a country which G’d would specify later on. The servant went with Rebekah to her house, where he received permission from her father and her brother, Laban, to take Rebekah to Canaan as a wife for Isaac. But I am puzzled : we read that Rebecca offered to water the camels of Abrahamvs servant, can a child of 3 years old be sent to fetch water? Hey, how long do you have to study your pedophile Talmud and your kabalah witchery before your brain has been cooked enough for that to make sense? You think she could have drawn enough water for all the camels that he had LOL at 3 years old? If G’d had asked him to do this at once near his home, Avraham would not have had time to recover from the initial shock after hearing G’d’s instructions. When God was revealed to Abraham at Mount Moriah and commanded him not to sacrifice his son, He also disclosed to him, by the spirit of divine inspiration, that Isaac’s bride had already been born (Gen. Rabbah 57:1). The authors of the Bible have messed up and cinfused their readers due to attemts to supress, twist and hide things . ’Elohiim tested Abraham.’ The Deviser of Evil came to accuse him in the presence of the Blessed Holy One. What was the age of Rebecca when she was married off to Isaac? Lange’s Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical: “Starke: (Moses does not relate the peculiar time of this severe test of Abraham’s faith. Whilst this doesn't prove exactly how old Rebekah was, it does prove that she was at the age of consent. 12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed,[c] because you have obeyed me.” 19 Then Abraham returned to his servants, and they set off together for Beersheba. 1. Isaac would have been strong and vigorous, probably. Ishmael might live under your blessing!” 19 Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. No Jesus the one who broke the virgin hymen of an 10-11 years old girl causing her to bleed was a descendent of 37 years Isaac the one who married Rebekka the grand mother of your God when she was 3-10 years old! Coffman’s Commentaries on the Bible agrees with Adam Clarke’s statement on Isaac’s age: “How old was Isaac at the time of this event? 53 Even from the time of his son’s birth till now, being thirty-seven years, he built no altar before thee, nor brought any offering to thee, for he saw that thou didst give what he requested before thee, and he therefore forsook thee.” – (The Book of Jasher Referred to in Joshua and Second Samuel Faithfully Translated FROM THE ORIGINAL HEBREW INTO ENGLISH, SALT LAKE CITY: PUBLISHED BY J.H. IN HIS MID-THIRTIES, ISAAC WAS OFFERED AS A SACRIFICE BY HIS FATHER. Isaac. 64–65). He was 85 when he heard of Rebecca's birth. The Old Testament does not give enough detail to indicate exactly how old Isaac was at the time of this event, but it is very likely that he was an adult. According to Rabbis in medieval history, she was no older than three 3-years-old. “ויהי אחר הדברים האלה, whenever we find the construction אחר הדברים האלה what follows is conceptually immediately following what has been reported immediately before. And this is used when Christians bring up that Mohammed married a 9 year old (we'll leave that topic alone for now). Her age at death is readily found in the Bible: she passed away at the age of 127 years (Gen 23:1). Given how long it took for news to travel back in those days, Rebecca could very well have been on the verge of adulthood. James Collord, Printer. [if I understand the author correctly, he wants to tell us that although sequentially the matters related are not immediate chronologically, the Torah or Scriptures use the formulation to trace them to events which occurred some time back. We also find such a construction in verse 20 of our chapter where the Avraham was informed of the birth of Rivkah after we heard that Yitzchok had been born. Isaac and Rebekah were happily married for many years, yet were without children. Examples are found in 15,1 after Avraham had killed the four kings who had taken Lot captive. ‘Elohim tested Abraham.’ The verse should read: ‘tested Isaac,’ for ISAAC WAS ALREADY THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD and his father was no longer responsible for him. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. thank you for sharing, however i disagree with the described timeline presented, that rebekah was only 3 years old when she married isaac. But these last two inferences are spurious, because they are based not on what the scripture says in Genesis 22 and 23, but rather what is said in non-biblical tradition. America’s Child-Marriage Problem (NYTimes.com), CHILD MARRIAGE IN AMERICA: (tahirih.org, 1, 2, 3. Isaac was 37 when his mother Sarah died. The Torah also mentions the impassioned prayers of Isaac on behalf of Rebecca, who was struggling with infertility [Gen. 25:21], as well as their lovemaking while in the land of Gerar [Gen. 26:8]. Kahana, p. 200, ed. That’s gallons and gallons and gallons of water…. This might be the case here. Don’t forget that, that portion of the scripture was only put there to let us know that it was from there Isaac and Jacob married. who does rebekah marry. Genesis 23:1 states that Sarah was 127 years old when died. At that time G’d had told him not to be afraid of any repercussions. According to the Rabbis, the ‘aḳedah not only coincided with, but was the cause of the death of Sarah, who was informed of Abraham’s intention while he and Isaac were on the way to, “The Jews implore the mercy of God by the sacrifice of Isaac, as Christians by the sacrifice of Christ” (Mayor, Ep. Here we must reflect: ‘Elohim tested Abraham.’ The verse should read: ‘tested Isaac,’ for, “… Isaac retorted: ‘All that thou didst lend to the Holy One, blessed be He, was three drops of blood. Since that is the case, this would mean Rebecca, was married off when she was 3 … Isaac was forty when he married her, and the Bible also tells us that she was a beautiful young woman. 2 She died at Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan, and Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep over her.” – Genesis 23:1-2 (NIV). He is still alive; Isaac married Rebekah when his father was 140 years old (21:5; 25:20), and Abraham died at age 175 (v. 7). so its kinda stupid to compare them. legend, or explanatory tradition): “And they came to the place of which the Lord had told him. While I have no doubt that Rebecca was relatively young when she married Isaac by today’s standards, she can’t have been 3. Abraham took the wood, and laid it upon Isaac— Hence it appears, among other circumstances, that Isaac must have been full-grown at this time. 4. She arrived carrying her water pot, something that would be too large for a small child to carry. Since Isaac was twenty-six years old at the time, and forty when he married Rebekah (Gen. 25:20), she was thus fourteen years old when she married (Seder Olam Rabbah 1). Since Isaac was 37 at his mother’s death, he was 37 when Rebekah was born. 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