Marriage of Isaac and second Marriage of Abraham (cf. Gen. xxiv. 15, xxv. 1-4); the Birth of Esau and Jacob (cf. Gen. xxv. 19 ff.) (xix. 10-14).
10. And in the fourth year thereof he took a wife
for his son Isaac and her name was Rebecca [the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Nahor, the brother of Abraham] 2 the sister of Laban and daughter of Bethuel; and Bethuel was the son of Mêlcâ, who was the wife of Nahor, the brother of Abraham. 11. And Abraham took to himself a third wife, and her name was Keturah, from among the daughters of his household servants, for Hagar had died before Sarah. 3 12. And she bare him six sons, Zimram, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah, in the two weeks of years. 13. And in the sixth week,
in the second year thereof, Rebecca bare to Isaac two sons, Jacob and Esau, and Jacob was a smooth and upright 4 man, and Esau was fierce, a man of the field, and hairy, and Jacob dwelt in tents. 14. And the youths grew, and Jacob learned to write; 5 but Esau did not learn, for he was a man of the field and a hunter, and he learnt war, and all his deeds were fierce.
113:1 A traditional title of Abraham. It goes back to Isa. xli. 8; cf. Jas. ii. 23, T.B. Men. 53b.
113:2 The bracketed words a dittograph.
113:3 This explains why Abraham did not take Hagar back. The later tradition (cf. e. g. Pirḳe de R. Eliezer xxx.) identifies Hagar with Keturah.
113:4 Cf. Gen. xxv. 27 (where "plain" = lit. "upright"), and Gen. xxvii. 11 (combined here).
113:5 According to the Targums the "tents" were academies. Jacob is represented as a lifelong student of the Torah (cf. Ber. rabba lxiii; Pirḳe de R. Eliezer xxxii.).
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