Deborah (Rebekah’s nurse)
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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.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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. 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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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 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
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.