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Rebekah

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Rebekah

A noose, the daughter of Bethuel, and the wife of Isaac (Genesis 22:23; 24:67 ). The circumstances under which Abraham's "steward" found her at the "city of Nahor," in Padan-aram, are narrated in Genesis 24-27. "She can hardly be regarded as an amiable woman. When we first see her she is ready to leave her father's house for ever at an hour's notice; and her future life showed not only a full share of her brother Laban's duplicity, but the grave fault of partiality in her relations to her children, and a strong will, which soon controlled the gentler nature of her husband." The time and circumstances of her death are not recorded, but it is said that she was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Genesis 49:31).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Rebekah

fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased


Naves Topical Index
Rebekah

Daughter of Bethuel, grandniece of Abraham
Genesis 22:20-23

Becomes Isaac's wife
Genesis 24:15-67; Genesis 25:20

Mother of Esau and Jacob
Genesis 25:21-28

Passes as Isaac's sister
Genesis 26:6-11

Displeased with Esau's wives
Genesis 26:34-35

Prompts Jacob to deceive Isaac
Genesis 27:5-29

Sends Jacob to Laban
Genesis 27:42-46

Burial place of
Genesis 49:31

Called Rebecca
Romans 9:10


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Rebekah

(ensnarer), daughter of Bethuel, (Genesis 22:23) and sister of Laban, married to Isaac. She is first presented to us in (Genesis 24:1) ... where the beautiful story of her marriage is related. (B.C. 1857.) For nineteen years she was childless: then Esau and Jacob were born, the younger being the mother's companion and favorite. (Genesis 25:19-28) Rebekah suggested the deceit that was practiced by Jacob on his blind father. She directed and aided him in carrying it out, foresaw the probable consequence of Esau's anger, and prevented it by moving Isaac to send Jacob away to Padan-aram, (Genesis 27:1) ... to her own kindred. (Genesis 29:12) Rebekah's beauty became at one time a source of danger to her husband. (Genesis 26:7) It has been conjectured that she died during Jacob's sojourn in Padan-aram.