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Rebekah


Ri-bek´uh

The wife of Isaac, the sister of Laban, and the mother of Jacob and Esau. (Gen 24) recounts how Abraham’s servant went to his homeland to find a wife for Isaac and found Rebekah at the well. Rebekah was barren for twenty years, but then conceived the twins Jacob and Esau. Jacob was clearly Rebekah’s favorite, and she instigated the plot by which he would get Isaac’s blessing (Gen 27:1-29). Nothing more is known about Rebekah other than the fact that she was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Gen 49:31).