Genesis 28:2

Arise, go to Paddanaram, to the house of Bethuel your mother's father; and take you a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother's brother.
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Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
When the lesson was read just now, dearly beloved, we heard that in reply to holy Rebekah’s plea Isaac called his son Jacob and told him to proceed to Mesopotamia of Syria and take a wife from there. Jacob departed in humble obedience to his father and on the way came to a certain place where he put a stone under his head and went to sleep. In his slumber he saw a ladder extending to heaven with angels of God ascending and descending on it, while the Lord leaned on the ladder and said to him, “Jacob, Jacob, do not be afraid, I am with you, and I will be the companion of your journey.” Now when blessed Isaac directed his son to Mesopotamia, dearly beloved, Isaac represented a type of God the Father, while Jacob signified Christ the Lord. Disregarding the women of the region in which he lived, blessed Isaac sent his son into a distant country to take a wife, because God the Father would reject the synagogue of Jews and send his onlybegotten Son to form a church out of the Gentiles. This ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Take. Septuagint, "flee "as if Isaac began at last to be apprized of Esau's designs. Wisdom (x. 10) conducted the just when he fled from his brother's wrath Thy uncle. He points out the house, but leaves the woman to his choice.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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