“And Isaac went forth to pray in the field towards evening, and he lifted his eyes and saw, and behold, camels were approaching.” (Genesis 24:63)

In the painting the solitary figure of Isaac stands immersed in prayer, integrated in the landscape which surrounds him. The Hebrew word for prayer used here, “suach,” is similar and connected to the word “siach,” plant. In the painting we feel this connection (between prayer and nature) as Isaac communes with the Divine energy flowing from nature. Rashi tells us that “la'suach” expresses intense “pouring out one's heart in prayer.” We see this "outpouring" in the energetic strokes of paint that fly towards the sky like birds. As the day begins to fade, the last rays of light fill the sky with an explosion of color. The full spectrum of color adds luminosity and harmony to this intense moment in time.

Isaac’s prayer in the field as the sun is setting is the source of the requirement to pray mincha, the afternoon prayer. (Abraham instituted the Morning Prayer and Jacob is credited us with the Evening Prayer). As Isaac "goes out" of the "field" of mundane affairs, he paves a pathway that opens for all future generations. Standing on the path that opens into the horizon, we are told that he sees camels approaching. Although in the painting we do not see the camels, we perceive a light coming from the distance, the approaching presence of his soul mate, Rivka. We are told that when she perceived Isaac praying in field, his soul entwined with light of the Presence of G‑d, Rivka was so overwhelmed that she fell from her camel (but in the painting this is left to our imagination).