A wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:1 – 24:67)

Abraham was an advanced age when he asked his servant to swear he would find a wife for his son Isaac and that he not get a wife for Isaac from the Canaanites (from the area where Abraham was living at the time) but would instead travel to his old country to find a wife for his son. The servant asked Abraham what he should do if he found a wife for Isaac but she was unwilling to return to Canaan with him. Abraham told the servant that God had promised him land in Canaan and no matter what, he should not take Isaac back to his old country – Isaac must remain in Canaan. The servant then put his hand under the thigh of Abraham