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Rachel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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n : (old testament) the second wife of jacob and mother of joseph and benjamin [syn: rachel]
ewe, "the daughter", "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of laban, and one of jacob's wives (gen. 29:6, 28). he served laban fourteen years for her, so deep was jacob's affection for her. she was the mother of joseph (gen. 30:22-24). afterwards, on jacob's departure from mesopotamia, she took with her her father's teraphim (31:34, 35). as they journeyed on from bethel, rachel died in giving birth to benjamin (35:18, 19), and was buried "in the way to ephrath, which is bethlehem. and jacob set a pillar upon her grave". her sepulchre is still regarded with great veneration by the jews. its traditional site is about half a mile from jerusalem. this name is used poetically by jeremiah (31:15-17) to denote god's people mourning under their calamities. this passage is also quoted by matthew as fulfilled in the lamentation at bethlehem on account of the slaughter of the infants there at the command of herod (matt. 2:17, 18).
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1. (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin
(hypernym) wife, married woman
(classification) Old Testament
Rachel Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Rachel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Rachel ( ISO 259-3 Raḥel ; meaning "ewe") as described in the Bible, is a prophet and the favorite wife of Jacob, one of the three Biblical Patriarchs, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Leah, Jacob's first wife. Jacob was her first cousin, and she was the youngest niece of Rebecca.
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Rachel Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
ewe, "the daughter", "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban, and one of Jacob's wives (Gen. 29:6, 28). He served Laban fourteen years for her, so deep was Jacob's affection for her. She was the mother of Joseph (Gen. 30:22-24). Afterwards, on Jacob's departure from Mesopotamia, she took with her her father's teraphim (31:34, 35). As they journeyed on from Bethel, Rachel died in giving birth to Benjamin (35:18, 19), and was buried "in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave". Her sepulchre is still regarded with great veneration by the Jews. Its traditional site is about half a mile from Jerusalem. This name is used poetically by Jeremiah (31:15-17) to denote God's people mourning under their calamities. This passage is also quoted by Matthew as fulfilled in the lamentation at Bethlehem on account of the slaughter of the infants there at the command of Herod (Matt. 2:17, 18).
Smith's Bible Dictionary
(ewe, or sheep), the younger of the daughters of Laban, the wife of Jacob (B.C. 1753) and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. The incidents of her life may be found in Genesis29-33, 35. The story of Jacob and Rachel has always had a peculiar interest. The beauty of Rachel, Jacob's deep love and long servitude for her, their marriage, and Rachel's death on giving birth to Benjamin, with Jacob's grief at her loss, (Genesis 48:7) makes a touching tale. Yet from what is related to us concerning her character there does not seem much to claim any high degree of admiration and esteem. She appears to have shared all the duplicity and falsehood of her family. See, for instance, Rachel's stealing her father's images, and the ready dexterity and presence of mind with which she concealed her theft. (Genesis 31:1) ... "Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. (B.C. 1729.) And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day." (Genesis 35:19,20) The site of Rachel's tomb, "on the way to Bethlehem," "a little way to come to Ephrath," "in the border of Benjamin," never been questioned. It Is about two miles south of Jerusalem and one mile north of Bethlehem.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
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