Camels figure prominently in the life of Isaac

When Abraham’s servant went from Canaan to far-away Mesopotamia to arrange a bride for Isaac, he took ten camels with him. These camels figure prominently in the account in Genesis 24.

Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of gifts from his master at his disposal. He journeyed to the region of Aram Naharaim and the city of Nahor. (Genesis 24:10 NET)

The Hebrew Aram Naharaim of the text is often translated Mesopotamia in English versions.

Yesterday I saw a nursing camel with her big “baby” as we drove north from Jerusalem toward Shiloh. This was a little east of the main north-south highway. I took the photo to share with my grandson, but I thought I would share it with you also.

A camel in the West Bank near the edge of the wilderness. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

A camel in the West Bank near the edge of the wilderness. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Today we traveled south from Jerusalem past Bethlehem, Hebron, and into the Negev. We went west to the site of Gerar and Wadi Gerar. Later I will try to prepare some of the photos from these regions for the blog.

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