Genesis 24:64

64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.

Genesis 24:64 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 24:64

And Rebekah lifted up her eyes
And looked about: and when she saw Isaac;
whom she suspected him to be, and therefore inquired of the servant, who told her who he was: she lighted off the camel;
or "fell" F23 from it, not accidentally, or through surprise, but willingly, and in honour to Isaac, as was customary; for had she sat on her camel when she met him, it would not have seemed respectful enough to him; though Jarchi thinks she did not get off, but only bowed herself upon the camel, when she came near him.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (lptw) "et cecidit", Montanus, Drusius.

Genesis 24:64 In-Context

62 And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.
63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.
64 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.
65 For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.