Character’s Name: Rebekah. The second (after Sarah) of the matriarchal figures in the ancestral stories of Genesis, Rebekah is one of the most prominent women-in terms of her active role and her control of events-in the Hebrew Bible. The NIV Study Bible, Zondervan 2008 Edition (All scriptures). Genesis 24:10-12 – Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and left, taking with him all kinds of good things from his master. 1 Cor 10:6. This article about Rebekah, together with other tools, activities, aids and materials and are designed to be used by an individual or a Christian Bible study group. ( Log Out /  Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed. Character Study Key Verse. We first meet Rebekah in Genesis 24:15, where she is identified as “the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.” This would have made Rebekah a great-niece to Abraham and second cousin to Isaac. 3. Only do not take my son back there.” 9. 221. ( Log Out /  Question: "Who was Rebekah in the Bible?" She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again. Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?” 6. Meaning of Name: To tie, to secure, to bind. 28), 3. (1, pg. The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume Four R-Z, In Four Volumes, Abingdon Press, New York 1962. The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau. So Jacob went along with it and the deception went off perfectly. 3. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ), 6. Rebekah - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource We hope that this Rebekah article from our Women of the Bible Study section will provide useful information and ideas for those following a Bible Study plan. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. (1, pg 56. Rebekah was the daughter of Bethuel, Abraham’s nephew, sister of Laban, wife of Isaac,and mother of Esau and Jacob. 24:2-chief servant in his household. Her name probably means “Loop” or “Tie”. (1, pg. Probably Eliezer of Damascus, see note on 15:2). 61). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! (2, pg. ), 2. 14), 4. “Make sure that you do not take my son back there,” Abraham said. (1, pg 58), 8. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. ( Log Out /  (1, pg. Genesis 24:50-51 – Laban and Bethuel answered, this is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two people from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”(1, pg.60-61), 10. Change ). 1. 57), 7. Hannah—14 Key Points for Bible Study August 15th, 2015, Something To Think About —Trials and Temptations, The Lenten Season (Lent), by Yolande Brunson Collins, Homewords Small Group Bible Study Ministry. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. (1, pg. Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them. Genesis 25:24-26 – When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in the womb. Then he prayed, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Her father was Bethual. ( 3, pg. 14) 4. Answer: Rebekah in the Bible was the wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau. 2. For our lesson of Rebekah, Genesis 24; 25:19-34; 26:1-28 on pages 28-31, in our main text Women of the Bible by Jean E Syswerda. 8. 2. nt.Gen. Her Ancestry and Family Life: She was Abraham’s great niece; granddaughter of his brother Nahor. The servant asked him, “What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? What Does Sharing Everything for God Mean to You? 2. He said to the chief servant in his household, the one in charge of all he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. 1. Genesis 24:15-18 – Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.” “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink. So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter. Genesis 25:21-23 – Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. Her character: Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never met. Genesis 24:66-67 – Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. Women of the Bible, 52 Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups, Jean E Syswerda, Zondervan, 1999, pg. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 7. 59), 9. “The Lord, the God of heaven,  who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me an oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’– he will send his angel before you so that you can get  a wife for my son from there. 56), 5. I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4. but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.(Ft. Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved. Rebekah was the daughter of Bethuel, Abraham’s nephew, sister of Laban, wife of Isaac,and mother of Esau and Jacob. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?”  So she went to inquire of the Lord. The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promise he had made. Genesis 24:1-9, Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 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Put your hand under my thigh, Near the organ of procreation, probably because this oath was related to Abraham’s last will and testament and called for faithful implementation on the part of his son, Isaac must accept Abraham’s and God’s choice (see also Genesis 47:29 and note). Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. (2, pg.28. The beautifully constructed narratives in Genesis 24-27 describe how she becomes Isaac's wife, gives birth to twin sons after initial barrenness, and finally obtains the primary place in the lineage for her younger … John 1:1, Gomer—13 Study Points for Bible Study November 21, 2015, The Widow of Zarephath – 14 Key Points for Bible Study October 17, 2015. Rebekah had an answer for everything: Isaac was blind so he couldn’t see who it was, Jacob would wear Esau’s clothes so he would smell the same, Jacob would put goat skins on his neck and hands so he would feel hairy like Esau, etc. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Genesis 24:1-9, Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. ( Log Out /  He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water. 5. (1, pg.