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[ri-bek-uh] /rɪˈbɛk ə/
the sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. Gen. 24–27. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The girls, frightened, were shrinking together; even Rebekah was afraid at the great and mighty name of Messenger.

  • Did she love Lucius, her babe, less than Rebekah had loved Jacob?

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • The story of Isaac and Rebekah is unusually valuable for dramatization.

    The Dramatization of Bible Stories Elizabeth Erwin Miller Lobingier
  • So they called Rebekah and said to her, "Will you go with this man?"

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she lighted off the camel.

Rebekah in the Bible

a noose, the daughter of Bethuel, and the wife of Isaac (Gen. 22:23; 24:67). The circumstances under which Abraham's "steward" found her at the "city of Nahor," in Padan-aram, are narrated in Gen. 24-27. "She can hardly be regarded as an amiable woman. When we first see her she is ready to leave her father's house for ever at an hour's notice; and her future life showed not only a full share of her brother Laban's duplicity, but the grave fault of partiality in her relations to her children, and a strong will, which soon controlled the gentler nature of her husband." The time and circumstances of her death are not recorded, but it is said that she was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Gen. 49:31).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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