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

 Re·bek·ah /rɪˈbɛkə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
          [syn: Rebecca]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a noose, the daughter of Bethuel, and the wife of Isaac (Gen.
    22:23; 24:67). The circumstances under which Abraham's "steward"
    found her at the "city of Nahor," in Padan-aram, are narrated in
    Gen. 24-27. "She can hardly be regarded as an amiable woman.
    When we first see her she is ready to leave her father's house
    for ever at an hour's notice; and her future life showed not
    only a full share of her brother Laban's duplicity, but the
    grave fault of partiality in her relations to her children, and
    a strong will, which soon controlled the gentler nature of her
    husband." The time and circumstances of her death are not
    recorded, but it is said that she was buried in the cave of
    Machpelah (Gen. 49:31).

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

 Rebekah, fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased