ESV - 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master and swore to him concerning this matter.
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My Ryrie Study Bible says "thigh" is a euphemism for the procreative organ. I have always believed this for half a century now. It was an act symbolizing that the yet unborn children would get involved by attesting to this oath and/or avenging any violation of the oath. The Strong's Concordance has this: yarek: thigh, loin, side, base Original Word: יָרֵךְ Part of Speech: Noun Feminine Transliteration: yarek Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-rake') Definition: thigh, loin, side, base Brown-Driver-Briggs, undoubtedly the best Hebrew lexicon of the Old Testament, says “thigh”, יָרֵךְ noun feminine Numbers 5:27 thigh, loin, side, base This word, “thigh” means loins, as seat of procreative powerְ ירך those proceeding from the loins of any one Genesis 46:26; Exodus 1:5, Judges 8:30; hence שִׂים יַד תַּחַת ירך place the hand under thigh, in taking oath Genesis 24:2, 9, Genesis 47:29.
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