We have explained in our article
Biblical Formatting located on the world wide web at
that the Biblical Author indicated unspecified emphasis
by using repetition.
That is, if a modern
author wanted to get a point across using bold, italics, underlhine
- an indication of unspecified emphasis -
then the Biblical
Author would instead use repetition
Today's verse illustrates this principle.
Verse Gn26-28a discussing the desire of Avimelech to make
a treaty with Isaac since God was with him states
And they said: 'We see see that HaShem was with thee; and we said: Let there now be an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
Rashi commenting on the unspecified emphasis indicated by the repeated words see see
We have seen that God is with your whole family.
That is, the perception was Divine grace on the family not on one individual.
Advanced Rashi: For further examples of regarding Biblical styles such as
repetition as parallel to modern styles such as bold, italics, underline, see
my article Biblical Formatting
located on the world wide web at