The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rebekah, Daughter of Bethuel
Rebekah, Daughter of Bethuel (רִבְקָ֣ה‎, rivqah). Wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau. One of the matriarchs of Israel.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rebekah (Person)
REBEKAH (PERSON) [Heb ribqâ (רִבְקָה)]. Var. REBECCA. Wife of Isaac, mother of the twins Esau and Jacob, daughter of Bethuel (Abraham’s nephew), and sister of Laban (Gen 22:23). She is thus also Isaac’s cousin once removed, since her grandfather Nahor was Abraham’s brother. See Fig. REB.01.Older etymologies
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rebekah, Rebecca
Rebekah, Rebecca. Daughter of Bethuel and the wife of the patriarch Isaac. Her name appears 31 times in Genesis (primarily chs 24–27) and once in Romans 9:10. The same Hebrew letters spell “stall” and refer to stall-fed cattle as opposed to pastured cattle. Her name might be translated therefore as “well-fed”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rebekah rə-bekʹə [Heb. riḇqâ] (Gen. 22:23; 24:15, etc.); NEB REBECCA; REBECCA [Gk. Rhebekka] (Rom. 9:10); NEB REBEKAH. The daughter of Bethuel, wife of Isaac, and mother of Jacob and Esau. The meaning of her name is uncertain. It may derive from the root rbq, “bind,” or, with the consonants reversed,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rebecca, Rebekah
REBECCA*, REBEKAH Daughter of Bethuel and the wife of the patriarch Isaac. Her name, which means “well fed” or “choice,” appears 31 times in Genesis (primarily in chs 24–27) and once in Romans 9:10.Rebekah’s father was Bethuel, who in turn was the son of Milcah and Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gn 22:20–23).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rebekah (ri-bek´uh), the wife of Isaac, the daughter of Bethuel (Abraham’s nephew), the sister of Laban, and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Gen. 24 recounts how Abraham’s servant returned to his homeland to find a wife for Isaac, and how (in response to prayer) he found Rebekah at the well. By giving
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
REBEKAH. A daughter of Bethuel, sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. A servant of Abraham was sent to obtain a wife for Isaac (Gen 24). When he arrived at the well outside the city of Nahor in Padan-aram, he asked for a sign that he might make the proper choice. When Rebekah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rebekah, Rebecca
REBEKAH, REBECCA (Heb. riḇqâ, cf. Arab. ‘a looped cord for tying young animals’ from rabaqa, ‘to tie fast’; Gk. rhebekka). The wife of Isaac, daughter of Bethuel, Abraham’s nephew (Gn. 22:23). The account of the choice of Rebekah as Isaac’s wife (Gn. 24) strongly emphasizes the guidance and overruling
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rebekah (Heb. riḇqâ)The wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau; daughter of Bethuel and sister of Laban (Gen. 22:23; 24:29). When Abraham sends his servant to find a wife for Isaac from his Mesopotamian homeland, Rebekah is encountered at a well outside the city of Nahor (Gen. 24:11–49). She
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rebekah [rə bĕkˊə] (Heb. riḇqâ).† The daughter of Bethuel and sister of Laban, who became the wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau.Abraham sent his chief servant to the patriarch’s northern Mesopotamian homeland to find a wife for his son Isaac (Gen. 24:1–10). In accordance with the servant’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
REBEKAH The wife of the patriarch Isaac and the mother of his two sons, Jacob and Esau. She was living in upper Mesopotamia with her father, Bethuel, and her brother Laban when Abraham sent one of his servants to find Isaac a wife, lest he have to marry a Canaanite woman (Gen 24:1–67). Like Sarah before
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rebek´ah (ensnarer), daughter of Bethuel, Gen. 22:23, and sister of Laban, married to Isaac. She is first presented to us in Gen. 24, where the beautiful story of her marriage is related. (b.c. 1857.) For nineteen years she was childless: then Esau and Jacob were born, the younger being the mother’s
See also
Bethuel Father
Abraham Father-In-Law
Sarah Mother-In-Law
Laban Brother
Isaac Husband
Jacob Son
Esau Son
Rachel Daughter-In-Law
Leah Daughter-In-Law
Bilhah Daughter-In-Law
Zilpah Daughter-In-Law
Basemath Daughter-In-Law
Adah Daughter-In-Law
Oholibamah Daughter-In-Law
Mahalath Daughter-In-Law
Judith Daughter-In-Law
Joseph Grandson
Judah Grandson
Reuben Grandson
Benjamin Grandson
Rachel Niece
Levi Grandson
Gad Grandson
Simeon Grandson
Asher Grandson
Zebulun Grandson
Issachar Grandson
Naphtali Grandson
Dan Grandson
Leah Niece
Dinah Granddaughter
Eliphaz Grandson
Korah Grandson
Jeush Grandson
Jalam Grandson
Reuel Grandson
Jacob’s Son Grandson
Aram Cousin
Milcah Grandmother
Buz Uncle
Kemuel Uncle
Uz Uncle
Chesed Uncle
Hazo Uncle
Pildash Uncle
Jidlaph Uncle