Shaul Bar, «What Did the Servant Give to Rebecca’s Brother and Mother?», Vol. 94 (2013) 565-572
Our study shows that the Hebrew word tndgm refers to fruits which the servant gave to Rebecca’s family as a present. This interpretation is based on examination of the masculine singular and plural forms of the Hebrew word dgm and ydgm which mean fruits. Examination of the Biblical text shows that the bounty of the land also refers to fruits. Giving fruits as a present to Rebecca’s family is not surprising since giving fruits to royalty and people alike in the ancient world was a gesture of good will.