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Rachel

Picture description: Jacob, Leah and Rachel
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

Genesis 29:6

meaning

The name stands for “ewe” in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Rachel was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah. Jacob laboured for Laban for seven years so as to marry her, but he discovered on his wedding night that Leah instead had been given to him. After another seven years, Rachel became Jacob’s second wife and she gave birth to Joseph and Benjamin.

gender

Female

example

Keywords

Benjamin    Jacob    Joseph    Laban    Leah    Rachel   

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