New Defender's Study Bible Notes
24:58 Wilt thou go. According to the customs of the times, as indicated in the Nuzi tablets, the father had the obligation to find a wife for his sons, as Abraham had done for Isaac, and also to approve an offer of marriage made for his daughter. If the father was dead or incapacitated, however, the eldest son and heir was supposed to approve any marriage offer for his sister. In this case, however, the sister also had the right to accept or reject the offer, as Laban and Rebecca did.