Is lobola found also in the Bible?

Is lobola also found in the Bible?
Good day reader, there are 3 stories of women that I can share: Rachel with Jacob, Michal with David and Rebekah and Isaac
This scripture can help
1. Rachel with Jacob
Gen 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Jacob served to look after livestock for his bride👍
2. Michal with David
The future father in law of David who is Saul gave him a serious challenge as marrying a King’s daughter will automatically make you one day a king
2 Sa 3:14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul’s son, saying, Deliver [me] my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
The reality of David and Michal is not new in this world.
3. Rebekah with Isaac
This an interesting one by reading a very caring & hospitable woman which grants her an opportunity to be selected by her future groom’s servant. The servant prayed and the woman came and served the way He spoke to the Lord😃🤲👍
A. After Abraham’s servant noticed all qualities he was expecting, what he did?
Gen 24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;
So in discovering a future bride, Jews give her earring and bracelets. So the bride does not need generally her family consent to wear such as it is her choice
Gen 24:30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister’s hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.
B. What was the cost of lobola?
Gen 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
A part of lobola price was also given to the bride – Rebekah
Then the word of blessings from the family:
Gen 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
C. Isaac took his wife in👍
Gen 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s [death].
What I like about Rebekah, she worked for her selection and Rachel with Leah assisted Jacob 7 years x 2 to finalise his lobola
Hope it may help.
Questions or comments are welcome
Yours, Evariste Umba🤲

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