The first betrothal type-scene is the longest and most elaborate. Taking up most of Genesis it relates in great detail the circumstances surrounding the betrothal of Isaac and Rebekah. The pace ofplot development is slowed down by the repetition ofphrases, the detailed description of action, and frequent dialogue. For example, Rebekah's act of offering water to Abraham's servant and watering his camels is repeated four times: it first appears as a projected act in the servant's prayer to Yahweh (Gen. 24:14), and next as a real action (vss. 18-20). The third time, it appears in the servant's dialogue with Rebekah's family (vss. 43-44) as a reported projected act, and finally it appears as a reported real action in the same dialogue (vss. 45-56).