This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Rachel. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Rachel is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Rachel?
The definition and outline of Rachel is as follows: According to the Old Testament she was the younger daughter of Laban, sister to Leah, and second wife of Jacob.
Biography, Facts and Information about Rachel
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Rachel: "the somewhat petulant, peevish, and self-willed though beautiful younger daughter" of Laban, and one of Jacob's wives (Genesis 29:6,28). He served Laban fourteen years for her, so deep was Jacob's affection for her. She was the mother of Joseph (Genesis 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.
We have selected Rachel as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous woman. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Rachel - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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