Laban searches for his household gods
Laban searched Jacob’s tents for his household gods. Rachel hid them by sitting on them.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Menstruation [Heb niddaṯ dāwâ] (Lev. 12:2); AV “separation for her infirmity”; NEB “impurity through menstruation”; [niddâ] (Lev. 12:5); AV “separation”; MENSTRUAL UNCLEANNESS [Heb niddaṯ ṭumʾâ] (Lev. 18:19); AV “put apart for uncleanness”; NEB PERIOD OF MENSTRUATION. The period of menstruation
Compton’s Encyclopedia
menstruationA woman’s menstrual cycle regulates the functions of the ovaries and uterus in preparation for …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.At the age of puberty, usually between the ages of 11 and 13, girls begin to experience a cycle of fluctuating hormone levels. This
Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity, Volumes I–IV
MenstruationMenstruation, the monthly discharge of blood from a woman’s uterus, was often associated in the ancient world with cultic uncleanness and a variety of religious and cultural beliefs and practices. The Israelite teaching about menstruation found among the laws of purity and impurity in the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MENSTRUATION [נִדָּהniddah]. Niddah, a nominal construction from the root ndd (נדד, or possibly ndh [נדה], a near synonym), carries the sense of “distancing, separation, chasing away” and literally means “expulsion, elimination.” Niddah originally referred to menstrual discharge but later came to signify
Key passages
Ge 31:33–35

Then Laban went into Jacob’s tent and Leah’s tent and the tent of the two female servants and did not find his gods. And he came out of Leah’s tent and went into Rachel’s tent. Now Rachel had taken the idols and put them in the saddle bag of the camel and sat on them. And Laban searched the …

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