Genesis 24:62 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Genesis 24:62, NIV: Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev.

Genesis 24:62, ESV: Now Isaac had returned from Beer-lahai-roi and was dwelling in the Negeb.

Genesis 24:62, KJV: And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.

Genesis 24:62, NASB: Now Isaac had come back from a journey to Beer-lahai-roi; for he was living in the Negev.

Genesis 24:62, NLT: Meanwhile, Isaac, whose home was in the Negev, had returned from Beer-lahai-roi.

Genesis 24:62, CSB: Now Isaac was returning from Beer-lahai-roi, for he was living in the Negev region.

What does Genesis 24:62 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The focus of the story of the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah now turns to Isaac. This if the first we see of him in this chapter. It's also the first we have seen of him since he was nearly sacrificed by Abraham in obedience to the Lord (Genesis 22:1–14). We will learn later that Isaac is 40 years old (Genesis 25:20). Here we see him living in the Negeb. Either Abraham and his estate had moved again after living in Hebron, or Isaac is living apart from Abraham. He has just returned from Beer-lahai-roi.