Seeing as it was Avimelech who came to make a covenant with Avraham, why did Avraham give Avimelech sheep and cattle, and not vice-versa?


Because some people are givers and some are takers, and as is well-known, Avraham was the epitome of the former. Indeed, in the next two Pesukim, he proves this point once again.

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