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Zilpah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zilpah
Zilpah (זִלְפָּה‎, zilpah). Servant of Laban, whom he gave to his daughter Leah upon her marriage to Jacob (Gen 29:24). When Leah stopped bearing children, she gave her to Jacob as a concubine. Zilpah was the mother of Gad and Asher (Gen 30:9–12; 35:26; 37:2; 46:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zilpah (Person)
ZILPAH (PERSON) [Heb zilpâ (זִלְפָּה)]. The maid of Leah and the concubine of Jacob. When Jacob married Leah, Laban gave Zilpah to his daughter Leah (Gen 29:24). After Leah had stopped bearing children to Jacob, Leah gave Zilpah to Jacob as a concubine (Gen 30:9) in the same way that her sister Rachel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zilpah
Zilpah. Mother of Jacob’s sons Gad and Asher. Laban had given her to his daughter Leah as a handmaid (Gn 29:24; 46:18). Later, at Leah’s insistence, she became Jacob’s concubine for the purpose of bearing sons (30:9; 37:2).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zilpah
Zilpah zilʹpə [Heb. zilpâ]. Mother of Gad and Asher (Gen. 30:10–13; 35:26; 46:16–18). Laban gave her to Leah as a maid (Gen. 29:24; 46:18), and Leah gave her to Jacob as his “wife” (concubine) after Leah herself had stopped bearing children (30:9; cf. 37:2).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zilpah
ZILPAH Mother of Jacob’s sons Gad and Asher. Laban had given her to his daughter Leah as a handmaid (Gn 29:24; 46:18). Later, at Leah’s insistence, she became Jacob’s concubine for the purpose of bearing sons (30:9; 37:2).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zilpah
Zilpah (zil´puh), the slave of Leah who was given to Jacob as a surrogate mother and who bore Gad and Asher (Gen. 30:9–13). Leah herself had already borne four sons to Jacob, and eventually she would bear two more. Although it was more common for a childless wife to give her slave to her husband as a
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zilpah
ZILPAH. The mother of Gad and Asher (Gen 30:9–13; 35:26). She was one of Leah’s maidservants given her by her father Laban (Gen 29:24; 46:18), and given by her to Jacob as a secondary wife to bear sons for her (Gen 30:9; 37:2).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zilpah
ZILPAH. The handmaid of Jacob’s first wife Leah, given to Leah by her father Laban (Gn. 29:24). Leah later gave her to Jacob as a concubine, and she bore him Gad and Asher.J. D. Douglas
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zilpah
Zilpah (Heb. zilpâ)The maid of Laban, whom he gave to his daughter Leah when she married Jacob (Gen. 29:24). Subsequently Leah, who had become barren, gave Zilpah to Jacob “as a wife”; she bore him Gad and Asher (Gen. 30:9–13; cf. 35:26; 37:2; 46:18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zilpah
Zilpah [zĭlˊpə] (Heb. zilpâ “short-nosed” [?]). The maid of Laban, whom he gave to his daughter Leah when she married Jacob (Gen. 29:24). Subsequently Leah, who had become barren, gave Zilpah to Jacob “as a wife”; she bore him Gad and Asher (30:9–13; cf. 35:26; 37:2; 46:18).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zilpah
ZILPAH The handmaid of Jacob’s first wife, Leah. She was given to Leah by Laban at the time of her marriage to Jacob (Gen 29:24). Leah later gave Zilpah to Jacob as a concubine (Gen 30:9), and Zilpah bore Gad and Asher by him (Gen 30:10–13; 35:26). Sixteen descendants of Zilpah are listed among those
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zilpah
Zil´pah (a trickling), a Syrian given by Laban to his daughter Leah as an attendant, Gen. 29:24, and by Leah to Jacob as a concubine. She was the mother of Gad and Asher. Gen. 30:9–13; 35:26; 37:2; 46:18. (b.c. 1753.)
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Gad Son
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Ishvi Grandson
Imnah Grandson
Eri Grandson
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Shuni Grandson
Haggi Grandson
Serah Granddaughter
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Ziphion Grandson
Arodi Grandson
Ozni Grandson
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