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1)

Why did Eliezer tell Rivkah's family about Avraham's wealth?

1.

Rashbam and Seforno: To flatter them - in that many people hoped that Yitzchak would marry their daughters, but Avraham refused them all, because he was only interested in his family in Charan.

2.

Rashi and Rashbam: It was to encourage them to allow Rivkah to marry him. He showed them the document 1 testifying that Avraham gave everything that he owned to Yitzchak. 2

3.

Ha'Emek Davar: He detailed his wealth, lest they think that his Brachah is that he is happy with his portion, and he has nothing to bequeath to Yitzchak,


1

See Rashi (Pasuk 36).

2

Refer to 24:10:2:1.

2)

What is "va'Yigdal"?

1.

Malbim: He became important (like "Asher Gidlo ha'Melech"


1

Malbim: He explained how Hashem blessed Avraham in three matters in which people succeed (and Haman boasted about)

3)

Why are "va'Avadim u'Shefachos" written Chaser (without a Yud and a Vov)?

1.

Ha'Emek Davar: This teaches that Avraham did not conduct with them so much like slaves.

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