Wife of the patriarch Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau, her twins born after twenty years of marriage. She contrived to get Jacob, her favourite, to receive the dying Isaac's blessing at the expense of the first-born Esau (Gen. 25:20–26; 27); this seems to be a legend from oral tradition told to explain the historical relationship of the Edomites (descendants of Esau) to the Israelites: they were an older nation, related to the Hebrews and settled on their southern border, and often in conflict.

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  • REBEKAH — (Heb. רִבְקָה), wife of isaac , daughter of Bethuel, and granddaughter of Nahor, a brother of abraham (Gen. 22:23; 24:15, 24, 47). Rebekah is also described as the sister of Laban (24:29, 50; 25:20). When Abraham sought a wife for his son he sent …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rebekah — (fl. ?19th 16th cent BCE)    Israelite woman, wife of Isaac. When Abraham sent his servant Eliezer to Aram Naharaim to seek a wife for his son Isaac, Eliezer chose Rebekah. She bore Isaac twin sons, Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24 28) …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Rebekah — noun Etymology: Hebrew Ribhqāh Date: before 12th century the wife of Isaac …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Rebekah — /ri bek euh/, n. the sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. Gen. 24 27. * * * …   Universalium

  • Rebekah — noun a) The sister of Laban and Isaacs wife, mother to Jacob and Esau. b) much more often spelled Rebecca …   Wiktionary

  • Rebekah —    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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Rebekah — n. female first name (form of Rebecca); wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rebekah — Re•bek•ah [[t]rɪˈbɛk ə[/t]] n. bib the wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. Gen. 24–27 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rebekah — noun (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau • Syn: ↑Rebecca • Topics: ↑Old Testament • Instance Hypernyms: ↑wife, ↑married woman …   Useful english dictionary

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