Bethuel seems strangely absent in Genesis 24.
First, Rebekah "ran and told her mother’s household about these things" (Gen 24:28).
Then, Laban is the one who ran out to meet Abraham's servant (v29), and is the one who told the servant to "speak on" (v33).
Only in v50 does Bethuel finally appear, before promptly 'disappearing' in v55 when "[Laban] and her mother said, 'Let the young woman remain with us a while, at least ten days; after that she may go.' "
Why does Bethuel seem to disappear? Or am I missing something in the text.