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Rachel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Younger daughter of Laban. Second and favorite wife of Jacob. Mother of Joseph and Benjamin. One of the two matriarchs of Israel, along with her older sister Leah. The name Rachel occurs 47 times in the Bible, primarily in the book of Genesis.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rachel, Daughter of Laban
Rachel, Daughter of Laban (רָחֵל‎, rachel; meaning “ewe”). Younger daughter of Laban. Second and favorite wife of Jacob. Mother of Joseph and Benjamin. One of the two matriarchs of Israel, along with her older sister Leah. The name Rachel occurs 47 times in the Bible, primarily in the book of Genesis.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rachel (Person)
RACHEL (PERSON) [Heb rāḥēl (רָחֵל)]. Second and favorite wife of Jacob, mother of Joseph and Benjamin, younger daughter of Laban (Rebekah’s brother), and sister of Leah (Jacob’s first wife). Thus, Rachel and Leah are also first cousins to Jacob, since their father (Laban) and Jacob’s mother (Rebekah)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rachel
Rachel. Beautiful younger daughter of Laban; she was the favorite wife and cousin of the patriarch Jacob. He first met her as he arrived at Paddan-aram in Haran. There he assisted her by attending to the needs of Rachel’s father’s sheep, removing a stone from the mouth of a well in order to water them
Rahel
Rahel. kjv spelling of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, in Jeremiah 31:15.See Rachel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rachel
Rachel rāʹchəl [Heb. rāḥēl—‘ewe’; Gk. Rhachel]. The daughter of Laban, wife of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel’s father Laban and Jacob’s mother Rebekah were brother and sister (Gen. 29:10); thus Rachel was Jacob’s cousin (see Jacob II). By marrying Rachel and her sister Leah, Jacob
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rachel
RACHEL Beautiful younger daughter of Laban; she was the favorite wife of Jacob. He first met her as he arrived at Haran in Paddan-aram. There he assisted her by attending to the needs of Rachel’s father’s sheep, removing a stone from the mouth of a well in order to water them (Gn 29:10). Jacob loved
Rahel
RAHEL* kjv spelling of Rachel, Jacob’s wife, in Jeremiah 31:15. See Rachel.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rachel
Rachel (ray´chuhl), the more favored of the two wives of Jacob. While looking for his relative Laban, Jacob met Rachel at a well, for she was the one who kept her father’s sheep. Discovering she was the daughter of his mother’s brother, he kissed her, wept aloud, and returned to Laban’s household with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rachel
RACHEL. The wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger daughter of Laban, the brother of Jacob’s mother, thus making Rachel and Jacob cousins. After Jacob cheated his brother Esau out of his birthright, Isaac commanded him to seek a wife from among their own ancestors in Padan-aram
Rahel
RAHEL. This is the spelling accorded Rachel in Jer 31:15. The Heb. word is the same as that which is regularly translated Rachel (râḥēl). All the modern versions translate this word as Rachel (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rachel
RACHEL (Heb. rāḥēl, ‘ewe’; lxx Rachēl). An Aramaean woman, known primarily as the second and favourite wife of Jacob, her first cousin. The daughter of Laban, and mother of Jacob’s two youngest sons, Joseph and Benjamin, Rachel was endowed with great beauty (Gn. 29:17). Jacob apparently fell in love
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rachel
Rachel (Heb. rāḥēl)The younger daughter of Laban, sister of Leah, and one of the wives of Jacob. Her name probably means “ewe” and she was said to be “fair of form and of fair appearance.”Rachel was watching her father’s sheep when she was first greeted by Jacob, who had gone to Haran either to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rachel
Rachel [rāˊchəl] (Heb. rāḥēl “ewe”; Gk. Rhachēl). The daughter of Laban, wife of Jacob, and mother of Benjamin and Joseph. Jacob worked seven years for Laban to earn the right to marry his beautiful cousin Rachel (Gen. 29:17–20), but Laban duped Jacob into marrying the older and less attractive
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Rachel
RACHEL רחלI. Rachel is in biblical tradition →Jacob’s favourite wife and mother of →Joseph and Benjamin (Gen 30:23–24; 35:16–20). Outside the Pentateuch she is mentioned in 1 Sam 10:2; Ruth 4:11 and Jer 31:15. Rachel was originally an animal name. The noun rāḥēl, ‘ewe’, is attested in Hebrew (Gen
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rachel
RACHEL The beloved wife of the patriarch Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was also the daughter of Laban and the younger sister of Jacob’s first wife, Leah. Her relationship with Jacob was one of the most romantic love stories in the Bible. In Jacob’s estimation, Rachel was “beautiful
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Relatives
Laban Father
Isaac Father-In-Law
Rebekah Mother-In-Law
Leah Sister
Jacob Husband
Joseph Son
Benjamin Son
Asenath Daughter-In-Law
Jacob Cousin
Judah Nephew
Esau Cousin
Reuben Nephew
Levi Nephew
Simeon Nephew
Zebulun Nephew
Issachar Nephew
Rebekah Aunt
Manasseh Grandson
Ephraim Grandson
Dinah Niece
Bethuel Grandfather
Bela Grandson
Huppim Grandson
Ashbel Grandson
Ahiram Grandson
Gera Grandson
Becher Grandson
Rosh Grandson
Ard Grandson
Muppim Grandson
Ehi Grandson
Wife of Bethuel Grandmother
Jediael Grandson
Rapha Grandson
Nohah Grandson
Aharah Grandson
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