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Deborah (Rebekah’s nurse)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Deborah (Rebekah’s Nurse)
Deborah, Rebekah’s Nurse (דְּבוֹרָה‎, devorah). Attendant to Rebekah. Mentioned only twice in the Bible—once by name (Gen 35:8) and once by title (Gen 24:59). In Gen 35:8, Jacob buries Deborah near Bethel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Deborah (Person)
DEBORAH (PERSON) [Heb dĕbōrâ (דְּבֹרָה)]. Three persons in the OT and deuterocanonical books bear this name.1. Rebekah’s nurse (Gen 35:8). She is also mentioned, by position but not by name, among those who accompany Rebekah and Abraham’s servant on their return to meet Isaac (Gen 24:59). When Deborah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Deborah
Deborah. Name of two OT women. The word in Hebrew means “honeybee” (Ps 118:12; Is 7:18).1. Rebekah’s nurse (Gn 35:8). Deborah died as she was traveling to Bethel with her master Jacob’s household. She was buried in a spot remembered as Allon-bacuth (“the oak of weeping”), indicating that she had been
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deborah (Rebekah's nurse)
1. The nurse of Rebekah who died at or near Bethel and was buried in the vicinity, in the shade of an oak tree later known as the Weeping Oak (Gen. 35:8).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Deborah
DEBORAH Name of two OT women. The word in Hebrew means “honeybee” (Ps 118:12; Is 7:18).1. Rebekah’s nurse (Gn 35:8). Deborah died as she was traveling to Bethel with her master Jacob’s household. She was buried in a spot remembered as Allon-bacuth (“the oak of weeping”), indicating that she had been
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Deborah
Deborah (deb´uh-ruh; Heb., “bee”).1 Rebekah’s nurse, who was buried near Bethel (Gen. 35:8; 24:59).2 An Israelite judge and prophet. Though the exact duties of the judges are not clear, some appear to have exercised legal functions, while others were purely military leaders. Deborah combined these
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Deborah
DEBORAH1. Rebekah’s nurse, who accompanied Rebekah to Canaan (Gen 24:59). Her death at Bethel is recorded in Gen 35:8.2. A prophetess who “judged” Israel in the 13th or 12th cen. She was one of those rare individuals who had a special charismatic gift of the spirit of God (cf. Jdg 6:34; 11:29; 14:6);
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Deborah
DEBORAH (Heb. deḇôrâ, ‘bee’). 1. Rebekah’s nurse, whose death at Bethel is recorded in Gn. 35:8; the tree beneath which she was buried was known as Allon-bacuth, ‘the oak (or terebinth) of weeping’.2. A prophetess who appears in the list of judges of Israel (c. 1125 bc). According to Jdg. 4:4ff.,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Deborah
Deborah (Heb. dĕḇôrâ)1. One of the most notable women in the OT. Deborah (“honeybee”) figures prominently in Judg. 4 and 5, which recount a decisive battle between the Canaanites, under the command of Jabin and his general Sisera, and an Israelite tribal militia force. This episode, set in the period
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Deborah
DEBORAH The name of two women in the Old Testament.1. The nurse of Rebekah (Gen 24:59) who was buried at Bethel (Gen 35:8).2. An important prophetess and judge, the wife of Lappidoth, who was active in the days of the Judges. Deborah was a woman of great courage and was respected as a military advisor
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Deborah
Deb´orah (a bee). (b.c. 1857.)1. The nurse of Rebekah. Gen. 35:8. Deborah accompanied Rebekah from the house of Bethuel, Gen. 24:59, and is only mentioned by name on the occasion of her burial under the oak tree of Bethel, which was called in her honor Allon-bachuth.2. A prophetess who judged Israel.