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Daas Zekeinim Baalei Tosfiyos says that you have to say that Anair Eshkol and Mamrei were not from Canaan. However over here Daas Zekeinim Baalei Tosfiyos says they were from Cannan, however they were still better than Eliezer as they were not Avadim like him.


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In this medrash Talpiot written by Hamekubal Rav Eliyahu Hacohen of Izmir about 300 years ago he writes in entry "Eliezer" (the entries are written in alphabetical order) Eliezer did a kabalistic concept called "Pirud" which basically means separating the bad side of ones neshama into another body. The bad side became Og Melech Haboshon and the good side ...


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Yes. Rashi 24:42 brings from the Medrash: אָמַר רַבִּי אֲחָא יָפָה שִׂיחָתָן שֶׁל עַבְדֵי אָבוֹת לִפְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם מִתּוֹרָתָן שֶׁל בָּנִים, שֶׁהֲרֵי פָּרָשָׁה שֶׁל אֱלִיעֶזֶר הכְּפוּלָה בַּתּוֹרָה וְהַרְבֵּה גּוּפֵי תוֹרָה לֹא נִתְּנוּ אֶלָּא בִּרְמִיזָה.‏ R. Acha said: The ordinary conversation of the patriarchs' servants is more pleasing to God than even ...


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There were two Og's, kings of Bashan. One was Eliezer, the other was the famous rasha Og. Source: Daas Zekeinim to Genesis 24:39


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Indeed. According to the Midrash (Genesis Rabba: Hayei Sarah: 60:31) Eliezer is not just a Canaanite, but the Canaanite; Canaan himself! ויאמר בא ברוך י"י... אמר ר' יוסי בר' דוסה כנען הוא אליעזר ועל ידי ששירת את הצדיק באמנה יצא מכלל ארור לכלל ברוך שנ' ויאמר בוא ברוך י"י It should be noted that his identity as a Canaanite is a Midrash (Genesis Rabba 59:...


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I think that you will see that the reference to Ish occurs when he appears as the leader of a major caravan with 10 camels, showing wealth and needing to impress Rivkah's parents and brother with his position. Only when he gets to his mission is he called eved. This shows that his viewpoint is to do the best he can for his master and that his own concept of ...


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יב וַיֹּאמַר | יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲדֹנִי אַבְרָהָם הַקְרֵה נָא לְפָנַי הַיּוֹם וַעֲשֵׂה חֶסֶד עִם אֲדֹנִי אַבְרָהָם 12 And he said, "O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, please cause to happen to me today, and perform loving kindness with my master, Abraham Rav Hirsch says that the first part of the statement is the praise of Hashem that precedes ...


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The Or Hachaim Bereshis 24:12 answers this question: Eliezer was worried that once Betuel and family know that Avraham instructed him to find a wife specifically from the family and NOT from Canaan, they would offer one of their Canaanite maid servants as a match - and say that this is their own daughter. Therefore Eliezer went by his mission/shlichut the ...


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I don't know the rabbinic "consensus", but I can add a useful source to the discussion. Chida in Shem Hagedolim (Maareches Hagedolim, Mar Rav Avraham Gaon) notes that Mabit (1:276) states that people who name after Eliezer must be naming after Eliezer the son of Moshe Rabbeinu, because Eliezer was cursed (with the assumption by Chida based on this being ...


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Rashi there says: The half shekel weight of the nose-ring is a reference to the מחצית השקל, the half shekel coin that Jews donated to the Temple yearly. The bracelets refer to the ten tablets -- the two bracelets are the two tablets, and the weight of 10 shekels corresponds to the Ten Commandments. Tol'dos Yitzchak (by Rav Yitzchak Karo, uncle of the Bes ...


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I think you are confusing 2 types of conversions for slaves. See the Rambam in הלכות איסורי ביאה פרק יג ז: כשם שמולין ומטבילין את הגרים, כך מולין ומטבילין את העבדים הנלקחים מן הגויים לשם עבדות. הלוקח עבד מן הגוי, וקדם העבד וטבל לשם בן חורין--קנה עצמו: והוא שיאמר בעת טבילה, הריני טובל בפניכם לשם גירות; ואם טבל בפני רבו, אינו צריך לפרש, אלא כיון שטבל, ...


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Perhaps because G-d had already told Avraham that Eliezer would not inherit from him in Bereishit 15:4. Even though this was Eliezer's daughter and not Eliezer, perhaps Avraham felt that G-d's exclusion of Eliezer extended to his entire family as well.


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Being that Eliezer was an emissiary (=Shliach) of Avraham (HaMeshaleiach) - it seems that he removed his own personal identity/Metziut throughout the whole duration of the Shlichut. Indeed, througout the whole story Eliezer's name isn't mentioned once, and even when he introduces himself to Rivka's family... he doesn't say I'm Eliezer - servant of Avraham, ...


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The following only addresses the absence of his name in Parshas Chayei Sarah, but that is the bulk of cases in which his name is replaced with eved/ish. R' Yaakov Kaminetzky (Emes L'Yaakov Bereishis 24:39) sees in this point an important motif underlying the story of Eliezer's search for a wife for Yitzchok. Eliezer had a daughter whom he wanted to marry ...


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The Alshich Hakodosh (16th century contempory of Beit Yosef) Asks This very question: Where was the Angel that was supposed to accompany Eliezer? He answers: עוד יתכן במאמרם ז"ל כי חמדו להם את כבוד עשרו ויתנו בברותו ראש ליורשו והמלאך אשר אתו היפך הקערות ואשר בה הסם שם לפני בתואל ועל כן אחרי אכלם לא נזכר כי אם אחיה ואמה וזה יורה ג"כ אומרו ויושם ולא נאמר ...


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My edition of Pirkei d’Rebbi Eliezer contains a commentary called “Tov Ayin” (not sure who authored it) who asks a similar question: רבים ראו כן תמהו על הפליאה הנשגבה הזאת שקורא לאליעזר רשע ואומר כי הוא עוג מלך הבשן. ובגמרא הלא אמרו שאליעזר עומד ומשמש אצל האבות הקדושים (ב״ב נח.), ואיך יתקיימו שני המאמרים האלה.‏ Many saw and were confounded by ...


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Here is a beautiful and very detailed answer to your question given by Rabbenu Bachya on Bereshit 24:15 ויהי הוא טרם כלה לדבר. יש להתבונן בתוספת מלת הוא כי היה הכתוב ראוי לומר ויהי ככלותו לדבר, אבל מלת הוא שמו של הקב"ה, וכן (תהלים ק') הוא עשנו ולא אנחנו, (במדבר י"ח) ועבד הלוי הוא, נרמז בלשון הוא כי היה עמו סיוע אלהים בשליחות ההוא ע"י המלאך שהתפלל עליו ...


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It is actually not clear that Eliezer was mikadesh Rivka at all, see Moshav Zekeinim and Pirkei Drebbi Eliezer chapter 16. Also, even if he was mikadesh her, what reason would there be to assume that kiddushin post-Sinai works the same way? The gzera shava you mentioned is superior because it links Avraham's purchase to the current commandment of kiddushin ...


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Rav Hirsch says that The reason for all the little differences can at once seen to be based, either on considerations of politeness, to which we have already referred above, or to make it more plausible to his hearers whom Eliezer seems to have perfectly understood. We also see from the fact that he emphasizes the practical aspects and ...


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