She said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field to meet us?”

The servant said, “It is my lord.” So she took her veil and covered herself. Bible see other translations

“took her veil and covered herself.” The custom of women veiling their faces was not common in the biblical culture except in times of special modesty, such as when a young woman would meet her future husband, as is the case here. The custom of veiling became common in the Muslim world, but we must not read that custom back into the biblical period. The ancient Egyptian and Assyrian monuments do not show women veiled, and the Greek and Roman monuments, mosaics, and statues do not either.

Commentary for: Genesis 24:65