Rachel (Ray´chuhl)

The more favored of the two wives of Jacob. Jacob agreed to serve Laban for seven years as a bride-price for Rachel, his daughter. When Rachel’s elder sister, Leah, was substituted for Rachel at the bridal feast, Jacob married Rachel a week later and agreed to serve another seven years for her (Gen 28:9-20). When Jacob decided to leave Laban’s household, Rachel took with her the family teraphim (household images). Initially barren, Rachel finally bore a son, Joseph. She later died bearing a second son, Benjamin, and was buried in the later tribal territory of Benjamin (Gen 35:16-21). She and Leah are mentioned as the matriarchs of Israel in (Ruth 4:11).

Gen 28:9-20

9Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath daughter of Abraham's son Ishmael, and sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.Jacob's Dream ... View more

Gen 35:16-21

The Birth of Benjamin and the Death of Rachel
16Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel was in childbirth, ... View more

Ruth 4:11

11Then all the people who were at the gate, along with the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rache ... View more

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