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Laban (father of Rachel)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Great nephew of Abraham, brother of Rebekah, father of Leah and Rachel (Gen 24:15–29), and uncle and father-in-law to Jacob (Gen 27:43; 28:2). He was an Aramean from Padadan-aram, which is also identified with Haran.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Laban (Person). Bethuel’s son (Gn 24:24, 29), brother of Rebekah (Gn 24:15, 29), father of Leah and Rachel (Gn 29:16), and the uncle and father-in-law of Jacob. Laban’s forebears lived in Ur, but his father, Bethuel, was called the Aramaean of Paddan-aram and Laban also is referred to as the Aramaean
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
LABAN (Person) Bethuel’s son (Gn 24:24, 29), brother of Rebekah (vv 15, 29), father of Leah and Rachel (29:16), and the uncle and father-in-law of Jacob. Laban’s forebears lived in Ur, but his father, Bethuel, was called the Aramean of Paddan-aram, and Laban also is referred to as the Aramean (kjv “Syrian,”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LABAN. The son of Bethuel; grandson of Nahor, Abraham’s brother; and uncle of Jacob. He lived in Haran of Padan-aram in Mesopotamia (Gen 24:15; 28:2; 29:4–5). When Abraham sent a servant of Laban’s country to find a bride for Isaac, Laban looked with covetous eyes on the gold rings and bracelets bestowed
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
LABAN (Heb. laḇan, ‘white’).1. A descendant of Abraham’s brother Nahor (Gn. 22:20–23), son of Bethuel (Gn. 28:5), Rebekah’s brother (Gn. 24:47ff.) and uncle and father-in-law of Jacob (Gn. 27:43; 28:2). Laban’s branch of the family had remained in Harran, but the close ethnic affinity was maintained
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
LABAN The son of Bethuel (Gen 28:5), the brother of Rebekah (Gen 22:23; 24:29), and the father of Jacob’s wives Leah and Rachel (Gen 29:16). He lived in the city of Haran (Gen 27:43; 29:4) and is called an Aramean (Gen 25:20; 31:20). He is first mentioned in Gen 24:29 when Abraham decided to find a wife
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
La´ban (white).1. Son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah and father of Leah and Rachel. (b.c. about 1860–1740.) The elder branch of the family remained at Haran, Mesopotamia, when Abraham removed to the land of Canaan, and it is there that we first meet with Laban, as taking the leading part in the betrothal
Wife of Bethuel Mother
Sons of Laban Son