This scene is taken from the Old Testament and depicts the story of Jacob and Rachel. Laban's daughter Rachel came to water his sheep near Harran, where she met Jacob. He moved a stone from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep. Then 'he kissed Rachel, and was moved to tears'. Jacob became Laban's herdsman for seven years in return for Rachel, whom he wished to marry. When the seven years were up, Laban secretly substituted Leah, his ugly daughter, for Rachel and demanded another seven years labour from Jacob to obtain Rachel's hand. Jacob, however, secretly left with both daughters after having tricked Laban out of a large number of the sheep. When Laban caught up with them on their flight they were finally reconciled.