King James Bible Dictionary




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Bible Usage:


  • 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

Faltering; bashful, Rachel's handmaid, whom she gave to Jacob (Genesis 29:29). She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-8). Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultry with her (35:22; 49:4). He was deprived of the birth-right, which was given to the sons of Joseph.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

Bilhan, who is old or confused

Naves Topical Index

1. Rachel's servant

Bears children by Jacob
Genesis 29:29; Genesis 30:3-4; Genesis 37:2

Mother of Dan and Naphtali
Genesis 30:1-8; Genesis 35:25; Genesis 46:23-25

Reuben's incest with
Genesis 35:22; Genesis 49:4

2. A place in the land of Simeon

General references
1 Chronicles 4:29

Called Balah
Joshua 19:3

Called Baalah
Joshua 15:29

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(timid, bashful), handmaid of Rachel, (Genesis 29:29) and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore Dan and Naphtali. (Genesis 30:3-8; 35:25; 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13) (B.C 53.)