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Rebekah (re-bĕk'ah), a cord with a noose, enchaining. The daughter of Bethuel and sister of Laban. She was a woman of personal attractions and became the wife of Isaac, to whom late in life she bore Esau and Jacob. Genesis 22:23; Genesis 24:15-67; Genesis 25:20-28. Of her sons, Jacob was Rebekah's favorite; and she persuaded him to obtain his father's blessing by fraud. Genesis 26:7-8; Genesis 26:35; Genesis 27:1-46. In consequence Jacob had to flee from his brother's wrath; and it is probable that Rebekah saw her best-loved son no more. Genesis 28:5; Genesis 29:12; Genesis 35:8; Genesis 49:31. She died before Isaac.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Rebekah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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