Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day. A beautiful young woman, she won the heart of her cousin Jacob and became his second wife. Laban said, "Good, let it be according to your word.". "For you had little before I came and it has increased to a multitude, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. 1753) and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". He served Laban fourteen years for her, so deep was Jacob's affection for her. Rachel died young, even for biblical times. When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. Rachel was the younger sister of Leah and daughter of Laban. And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.

Finish the week [of the wedding feast] for Leah; then we will give you Rachel also, and in return you shall work for me for seven more years.”. Lorsque Jacob voit Rachel qui est bergère, fille de Laban, frère de sa mère, conduisant le troupeau de Laban, il s'approche, roule la pierre de dessus l'ouverture du puits, et abreuve le troupeau2. And he said unto them, Is he well? And Leah's eyes were weak, but Rachel was beautiful of form and face. Rachel was the younger daughter of Laban, the Aramean, the brother of Jacob's mother; so Rachel and Jacob were cousins. Then Jacob arose and put his children and his wives upon camels; and he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had gathered, his acquired livestock which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac. Her sepulchre is still regarded with great veneration by the Jews. Then Rachel resorted to the expedient once employed by Sarah under similar circumstances (16:2); she bade Jacob take her handmaid Bilhah, as a concubine, to "obtain children by her" (30:3). Some years after this, when Jacob fled from Laban with his wives, the episode of theft of the teraphim of Laban by Rachel, related in Genesis 31:19,34,35, occurred. And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. Spiritual Meaning of the Name Rachel and Origins Rachel is a Biblical name that goes back to the Old Testament. "Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you shall serve with me for another seven years." And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost. The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; Joseph, and Benjamin. And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves. And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin. Why then have you deceived me?" She hoped by securing the household gods of her father to bring prosperity to her own new household. ra'-chel (rachel, "ewe"; Rhachel (Genesis 29:6; Jeremiah 31:15, the King James Version "Rahel")): An ancestress of Israel, wife of Jacob, mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Now Rachel had taken the household idols and put them in the camel's saddle, and she sat on them. Then Laban said to Jacob, "Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids. 1915. And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. This name is used poetically by ( Jeremiah 31:15-17 ) to denote God's people mourning under their calamities. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Gen 29:6 . See, for instance, Rachels stealing her fathers images, and the ready dexterity and presence of mind with which she concealed her theft. Genesis 30:15 . So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? "Are we not reckoned by him as foreigners?
1753) and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? Bilhah conceived and bore Jacob a son. So she gave him her maid Bilhah as a wife, and Jacob went in to her. And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid. So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her. Laban gathered all the men of the place and made a feast. and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? Proud member And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah.

In her eagerness to become a mother of children, Rachel bargained with Leah for the mandrakes, or love-apples of her son Reuben, but all to no avail (Genesis 30:14). If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep your flock: let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? (ewe, or sheep ), the younger of the daughters of Laban, the wife of Jacob (B.C. Her memory lived on in Israel long after she died. Jacob lui apprend qu'il est parent de son pè… Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country. For he has sold us, and has also entirely consumed our purchase price. Rachel, envious of her sister, complained to Jacob, who reminded her that children are the gift of God. When Jacob protested, Laban gave him Rachel also, on condition that Jacob serve 7 years more (29:21-29). Da and Naphtali were the offspring of this union. And Laban felt through all the tent but did not find them. And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock. Then he went out of Leah's tent and entered Rachel's tent. And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day. Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son." The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem: When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son's mandrakes. of And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country. ewe, "the daughter", "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban, and one of Jacob's wives ( Genesis 29:6 Genesis 29:28 ). So Rachel gave her slave Bilhah to Jacob as a wife, and he slept with her. The incidents of her life may be found in Genesis29-33, 35. Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid. And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. (Genesis 31:19). Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid. Rachel's maid Bilhah conceived again and bore Jacob a second son. And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali. Jacob did so and completed her week, and he gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife. They met for the first time upon the arrival of Jacob at Haran, when attracted by her beauty he immediately fell in love with her, winning her love by his chivalrous act related in Genesis 29:10. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not. He continued, "Name me your wages, and I will give it." Every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats and black among the lambs, if found with me, will be considered stolen." And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house? And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. (B.C. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes. Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.