Rebecca at the Well

12th-13th century
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

Genesis 24:10-27. Sent by Abraham to seek a wife for Isaac among Abraham's people, the servant encounters Rebecca at the well of Nachor in Mesopotamia. Rebecca gives water to the servant and his camels, and the servant realizes that this is the woman God wants for Isaac.

The inscription says rebecca dat potum servo abrahe et camelis suis, "Rebecca gives water to Abraham's servant and to his camels."

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.