What does the Pasuk mean when it writes "And he went on his travels"?


Rashi #1: On the return journey from Egypt, Avraham stayed in the same inns as he stayed on his way down. 1


Rashi #2: It teaches us that he paid off all the credit that was still owing. 2


Seforno: The Pasuk is informing us that he traveled slowly, 3 remaining in one place until there was no more grass for his cattle to graze, and then moving on to the next location.


To teach us that a person should not switch hosts, but should always frequent the same hotel.


Presumably, he was went into debt, because, forced to go down to Egypt due to the famine, he did not yet have a chance to earn money, and was short of money when he traveled to Egypt, with his entourage (See also Sifsei Chachamim).


Refer to 3:2:1:1.


רש"י: דרך ארץ שלא ישנה וכו': למה כך מידת דרך ארץ?


גור אריה: כדי שלא להוציא לעז בעל הבית שאינו רוצה להתארח אצלו, וכדי שלא להוציא לעז על עצמו שבעל הבית אינו רוצה בו.


רש"י: בחזרתו פרע הקפותיו: וכי עד עתה לא היה לו לפרוע [והרי הקב"ה ברכו בממון]?


גור אריה: כיון שהיה רעב היה מתיירא מליסטים ועשה עצמו כאילו אין לו.

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