||The servant placed his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and he took an oath regarding this.
Vayasem ha'eved et-yado tachat yerech Avraham adonav vayishava lo al-hadavar hazeh.
The servant then took ten of his master's camels, bringing along the best things his master owned. He set off and went to Aram Naharayim, to the city of Nachor.
Vayikach ha'eved asarah gemalim migmaley adonav vayelech vechol-tuv adonav beyado vayakom vayelech el-Aram Naharayim el-ir Nachor.
Literally, 'Aram of the Rivers.' It was called this because it was between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers (Rashi). The area is thought to be in the great bend of the Euphrates. See note on Genesis 24:10, 'city of Nachor'.
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Some say that this is Charan, where Abraham's brother Nachor (Genesis 11:27,31) now lived (Ramban on 11:28; see note on Genesis 22:20). We thus find that Rebecca's brother Laban lived in Charan (Genesis 27:43, 28:10, 29:4). This is approximately 450 miles north of Hebron. However, there is a city Nahur mentioned in ancient Mari documents, and this may have been a suburb of Charan.