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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of
          Joseph and Benjamin

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    ewe, "the daughter", "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and
    self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban, and one
    of Jacob's wives (Gen. 29:6, 28). He served Laban fourteen years
    for her, so deep was Jacob's affection for her. She was the
    mother of Joseph (Gen. 30:22-24). Afterwards, on Jacob's
    departure from Mesopotamia, she took with her her father's
    teraphim (31:34, 35). As they journeyed on from Bethel, Rachel
    died in giving birth to Benjamin (35:18, 19), and was buried "in
    the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar
    upon her grave". Her sepulchre is still regarded with great
    veneration by the Jews. Its traditional site is about half a
    mile from Jerusalem.
      This name is used poetically by Jeremiah (31:15-17) to denote
    God's people mourning under their calamities. This passage is
    also quoted by Matthew as fulfilled in the lamentation at
    Bethlehem on account of the slaughter of the infants there at
    the command of Herod (Matt. 2:17, 18).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Rachel, sheep