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).

Gen 24

The Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah
1Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.2Abraham said to his servant, the ... View more

Gen 27:1-29

Isaac Blesses Jacob
1When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, ... View more

Gen 49:31

31There Abraham and his wife Sarah were buried; there Isaac and his wife Rebekah were buried; and there I buried Leah—

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