Genesis 24, Why did Abraham send a servant?

Question: Why did Abraham send a servant to find a wife for Isaac? Why couldn't Isaac go himself? Answer: In that culture is was common for fathers to have the responsibility to provide a wife for their son. Many marriages were arranged by the parents without much input from the children. So it is not unusual for Abraham to send his servant to find Isaac a bride. Also, there are some spiritual parallels between this account and Jesus with His bride the church. -PJ

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