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Laban

[ley-buh n] /ˈleɪ bən/
noun
1.
the father of Leah and Rachel and the father-in-law of Jacob. Gen. 24:29; 29:16–30.
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  • And Laban answered: it is better yt I geue her the/ than to another man: byde therfore with me.

  • Laban was to receive ten dollars a week, from which sum he was to provide his own meals.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And it came to pass that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me?

  • You won't say anything about Laban before Mrs. Ellis, will you, Albert?

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He sat on the doorstep thinking about it until his Uncle Laban came down and crossly ordered him to go to bed.

    Joel: A Boy of Galilee Annie Fellows Johnston
  • No sign or symptoms of Laban this mornin', I presume likely?

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The captain's question was kindly asked, but there was, or so Laban imagined, the faintest trace of sarcasm in its tone.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Laban says it's good, though he won't go so far as to say it's the very best.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Laban

Laban

/ˈleɪbən/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the father-in-law of Jacob, father of Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29:16)
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Laban in the Bible

white. (1.) The son of Bethuel, who was the son of Nahor, Abraham's brother. He lived at Haran in Mesopotamia. His sister Rebekah was Isaac's wife (Gen. 24). Jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the house of Laban, whose daughters Leah and Rachel (ch. 29) he eventually married. (See JACOB.) (2.) A city in the Arabian desert in the route of the Israelites (Deut. 1:1), probably identical with Libnah (Num. 33:20).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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