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Origin of the name REBEKAH.
Etymology of the name REBEKAH.
Meaning of the baby name REBEKAH.


REBEKAH.  Biblical.  [Hebrew Ribhqah = "a rope with a noose," i.e., "a young woman whose beauty ensnares men."  N.T. Greek Rebekka].  Usage: America, Australia, England.

    A daughter of Bethuel.  When with her pitcher at a well near the city of Nahor, in Mesopotamia, a confidential servant of Abraham's presented himself, and asked permission to drink from her pitcher.  She not only granted his request, but volunteered to draw water for his camels.  Her conduct showed that she was of a generous disposition; he saw that she was beautiful; and having been sent by his master to obtain a suitable partner for Isaac, he at once decided in her favour, and gave her expensive presents, as for a future bride.  He did not at the time know her name, but asked what it was, and then added the inquiry whether he might lodge at her father's house.  She was willing; and when her brother Laban's consent had been obtained, the delegate took up his temporary residence in their dwelling, and explained the object of his journey to Mesopotamia.  He ended by petitioning that Rebekah should accompany him to Canaan and become the wife of Isaac.  Laban gave his consent, and the maiden, adding hers, went with the servant, married Isaac, and in due time became the mother of Esau and Jacob, and the remote ancestor of our Lord (Gen. xxiv. 1-67).  For her fondness for Jacob above Esau, and the consequence to which it led, see Esau and Jacob (xxv. 28; xxvii. l-xxviii, 5).  She died apparently while Jacob was in Mesopotamia, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (xlix. 31). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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