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Rebecca

Picture description: Rebecca at the well
Picture copyright: Niccolò Bambini / public domain

bible verse

Genesis 22:23

meaning

It stemmed from the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah), meaning “to tie”. In the Old Testament, Rebecca was the grandniece of Abraham, wife of Isaac and mother of Esau and Jacob. Favouring Jacob over her first son Esau, Rebecca promoted Jacob to deceive Isaac in order to receive blessing. She was also the sister of Laban whose daughters Leah and Rachel later became Jacob’s wives.

gender

Female

example

Keywords

Abraham    Esau    Isaac    Jacob    Laban    Leah    Rachel    Rebecca   

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