Confused, Isaac exclaimed, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau!" Rebecca, Gothic suspense novel by Daphne du Maurier, published in 1938. 15, 24, and 47 to turn Betuel from Rebekah’s mother into her father (to fit J with P), the redactor’s attempt to fix Rebekah’s lineage had the consequence of causing a major narrative confusion in chapter 24 by bringing her deceased father back from the dead. He vowed to himself to kill Jacob as soon as Isaac died. [7] Thus, every mention of Betuel as Rebekah’s father in this chapter (vv. Alternatively, “sister” could be a term of affection coming from the entire household, including her mother, and possibly other siblings, extended family, and even servants. Jacob had scarcely left the room when Esau returned from the hunt to receive the blessing. Genesis 22:24 Moreover, Nahor's concubine, whose name was Reumah, bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah. In general, scholars who agree that J had Nahor as the father assume that everything other than “I am the daughter of Nahor” is redactional, but perhaps Betuel, as Rebekah’s mother, is original to these verses as well. Mini Bio (1) Rebecca Alie Romijn was born on November 6, 1972 in Berkeley, California. Right after Jacob receives the blessings and flees to Laban, the Torah states that Esau married "Mahalat, the daughter of Ishmael, son of Abraham, sister of Nebaiot" (Gen. 28:9), on which Rashi, quoting Megillah 17a, notes that Ishmael died between the engagement and wedding, so the girl's brother gave her away. But when they reached the age of 13, Jacob busied himself in the house of study, while Esau busied himself with idolatry. With John Savage, Rebecca De Mornay, Yossi Graber, Michael Schneider. Rebecca was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock into a popular film (1940). Rebecca Adlington with her newborn daughter Summer "I really would love her to get into the world of sport," the gold medallist revealed to HELLO! [19] The description of Esau as a "hunter" hints to his skill of trapping his father with his mouth; for example, he would ask Isaac whether tithes should be taken from salt and straw, making his father think he was scrupulous in keeping the mitzvahs. Robert Wilson, a biblical scholar at Yale University, showed long ago that such variations in genealogies are found in texts from Israel’s ancient Near Eastern neighbors, and in many oral genealogies from different parts of the world that were recorded by anthropologists in the course of their fieldwork.[9]. After the Binding of Isaac, Sarah died. Servant’s retelling of Rebekah’s introduction (24:47). At this time, the Sages state that one should begin to think he might not exceed the age of whichever parent died first. about Summer, who was born on 8 June. She is thoughtful and generous. Rashi explains that Isaac smelled the heavenly scent of Gan Eden (Paradise) when Jacob entered his room. “The New England Baptist Hospital was up the street, almost within earshot of what happened.” Smith fled the scene in a car driven by Michael Balba, and Payne’s body was not discovered until 6:30 a.m., when a tenant noticed the open apartment door. [16] The Bible states that Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born. If Betuel was originally Rebekah’s mother in J, this would affect how we understand the redaction of the three verses in which Rebekah’s lineage is stated. [21], According to the Talmud, immediately after Abraham died, Jacob prepared a lentil stew as a traditional mourner's meal for his father, Isaac. Rebecca was extremely uncomfortable during her pregnancy and went to inquire of God why she was suffering so. In 1775 or 1780, Crockett married Rebecca Hawkins, from Maryland. [12] The prophecy also said that the older would serve the younger; its statement, "One people will be stronger than the other" has been taken to mean that the two nations will never gain power simultaneously; when one falls, the other will rise, and vice versa. She was not molested, but one day Abimelech looked through the window and saw Isaac "sporting" (a euphemism for sexual play)[24] with her. The servant recounted the oath he made to Abraham and all the details of his trip to and meeting with Rebecca in fine detail, after which her brother Laban and her father Bethuel agreed that she could return with him. At this point in the narrative, Abraham’s servant has been speaking straight for 16 verses (vv. According to the Midrash, Isaac had reached the age of 132, five years past the age of his mother, Sarah, had been at her death. Jacob and Esau were born when Isaac was 60 (Gen. 25:26); at that time Ishmael was 74. It is admittedly difficult to contemplate the possibility that Betuel is Rebekah’s mother in J but her father in P, but confusion of names in lineages is hardly a unique phenomenon. Having made Jacob a ruler over his brothers, Isaac could only promise, "By thy sword thou shalt live, and shalt serve thy brother; yet it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt cast off his yoke from off thy neck" (Gen 27:40). [1] The core idea of this piece appeared as an addendum to, “Was Betuel Lavan’s Father? Noting this problem, Ramban (1194-1270) on Gen 24:15 suggests that she mentioned Milkah because Nahor also had a concubine (Gen 22:24) and the Torah wanted to make sure that the reader knew that her lineage was through a wife and not a concubine. Jacob lived with Laban for twenty years (Gen. 31:41), marrying Laban's two daughters and two maidservants. The servant devised a test in order to find the right wife for Isaac. In theory, v. 50 originally could have had only Laban talking, but this would require very aggressive redaction, since the speech itself is in plural form: Perhaps the original had “Laban and her mother answered,” (ויען לבן ואמה ויאמרו) but given that the editor did not make this replacement in v. 55, why would he make it here? Here is how the verses would then be reconstructed: The redactor’s change fit the J genealogy with the P genealogy with minimal interference, simply by adding the words “son of Milkah” (בֶּן מִלְכָּה) after Nahor. The Bible has many names with the same grammatical form as Betuel, including: The problem is that no root with the letters bet and tav make sense here in a man’s name. Directed by Eugene Marner. Rebecca is entrusted to the care of the servant until she meets her bridegroom. Rebecca was buried in the Cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the land of Canaan (Gen 49:31). Perfect for all occasions! Meaning of Rebecca’s Name. Eventually Isaac parted from Abimelech in peace. Rebecca Adlington's ex-husband Harry Needs has come out as bisexual in a series of Instagram posts on Father's Day. Before she sent Jacob to his father, she dressed him in Esau's garments and laid goatskins on his arms and neck to simulate hairy skin. This is understood from the plain meaning of the verses. Rebecca Mir und Massimo Sinató beim Deutschen Fernsehpreis 2012. [20] Scripture notes that the attitudes of their parents toward the boys differed: "Isaac loved Esau because he did eat of hunting, but Rebecca loved Jacob". She and her family once lived a happy life in a small cottage just outside of the kingdom. [12] This is the most problematic of the three, since it requires positing that the redactor deleted the word “and” (ו) and replaced it with the word “son of” (בן). Before the bride and bridegroom stand under the chuppah, they take part in a special ceremony called badeken (veiling). Rabbi Zev Farber is a fellow at Project TABS and editor of TheTorah.com. An Analysis of Lavan and Rebekah’s Genealogy,” TheTorah (2014). The servant insisted that they ask the girl herself, and she agreed to go immediately. We thank David Steinberg for his many helpful suggestions in developing this piece. After Isaac sent Jacob away (to find a wife), Esau realized that his own Canaanite wives were evil in his father's eyes. [5] This refers to the right of a lord in certain cultures to sleep with a woman before her husband on the night of her wedding. That “son of Milkah” is a redactional addition is suggested by the cumbersome and strange nature of these words: mentioning a grandmother’s name in such contexts is unknown. [3] The LXX has “brothers” here, probably to make it fit with the blessing in vv. 50-51 are Laban and Rebekah’s mother. Rebecca overheard this conversation and realized that Isaac's blessings should go to Jacob, since she was told before the twins' birth that the older son would serve the younger. Launched Shavuot 5773 / 2013 | Copyright © Project TABS, All Rights Reserved. Father and family heads west. Father Brown is convinced that Flambeau is out to steal it and is proved right when Lady … Rebe… [2] The verse takes a strange step backwards since in the previous verse Laban already went to the spring. Her mother and grandparents immigrated from Russia. TheTorah.com is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.We rely on the support of readers like you. Abimelech called Isaac on his lie, and then warned others not to touch Rebecca. Abram's wife was named Sarai, and Nahor's wife was named Milcah; she was the daughter of Haran, who was the father of both Milcah and Iscah. Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker, D.D. [3] Rebecca's brother was Laban the Aramean, and she was the granddaughter of Milcah and Nahor, the brother of Abraham. Rebecca Ferguson is also mom to 11-year-old Isaac, her son with ex-boyfriend Ludwig Hallberg Shemuel (“Named of El” or “Great One of El”). According to biblical tradition, Rebecca's father was Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram, also called Aram-Naharaim. Widely considered a classic, it is a psychological thriller about a young woman who becomes obsessed with her husband’s first wife. Bethuel the Syrian was the father of Laban and more importantly, Rebecca. Happily, Rebecca had a knight in shining armour – her good friend Karl Dures the father of her eldest two children. The Bible offers clear examples of names changing places between J and P. For example, a careful look at the genealogy of Cain in Genesis 4:17-25 (J) and Genesis 5 (P) shows how the “same person” is given slightly variant names, and may appear in different places in the genealogy. Despite their platonic relationship, he has offered to raise Arabella as his own. For the given name, see, "Rebekah" redirects here. Perhaps this was added in later as a way of making Laban look greedy, implying that it was not out of hospitality or care for his sister that he invited the man, but because he was clearly from a rich household. The local art gallery has the priceless painting 'The Judgement of Man' on loan from the Vatican and curator Binkie Cadwallader is flattered to be interviewed by the glamorous reporter Rebecca Himmelbaum. Rebekah’s father, Nahor, was dead in the original story and Rebekah lived in “her mother’s (Betuel’s!) Rebecca is nicknamed "Beckie" by her family. Thus another meaning of Rebekah is that of “captivating,” according to BibleGateway. This redactor also added Betuel into verse 50 as a part of his general attempt to add Betuel into the narrative as Rebekah’s father, to make the J text align with the P text, which lists Betuel as Rebekah’s father (Gen 25:20, 28:2, 5). Her father was Dutch-born and worked as a custom-furniture maker. He holds an M.A. We can see the further evidence of redaction from the Wiederaufnahme (resumptive repetition) at the end of the verse, where again, Laban goes out to meet the man at the spring. Perfect Gift Idea for Women on Halloween, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving or Birthday with funny saying . in Hebrew Letters, a Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) from JTS, and rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR. Like Abraham before him, who called Sarah his "sister" rather than his "wife" so that the Egyptians would not kill him and take his wife, Isaac told the people of Gerar that Rebecca was his sister. Esau was filled with hatred toward Jacob for taking away both his birthright and his blessing. When Jacob protested that his father would recognize the deception and curse him as soon as he felt him, since Esau was hairy and Jacob smooth-skinned, Rebecca said that the curse would be on her instead. [11] Thinking that she was carrying one baby who was displaying conflicting propensities, Rebecca sought enlightenment at the yeshiva of Shem and Eber. [22] The Hebrew Bible states that Esau, returning famished from the fields, begged Jacob to give him some of the stew. The same word is used in Eve to Adam, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone, I will make him a He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University in Jewish Religious Cultures (Hebrew Bible focus) and an M.A. and Jacob answered simply, "I am" (which can be taken as "I am me", not "I am Esau"). Rebecca Jean Fink (née Smallbone; born 1977), known professionally as Rebecca Jean or Rebecca St. James, is an Australian Christian pop rock singer-songwriter and actress. This Is Us Casts Rebecca's Father. Isaac brought her into the tent of his deceased mother Sarah, married her, and loved her. Surprised to perceive that Esau was back so soon, Isaac asked how it could be that the hunt went so quickly. Rebecca's death after Jacob's 20 years with Laban indicates that Jacob was 97 when his mother died and Rebecca was either 120 or 134 (based on different Midrashim mentioned earlier about her age at marriage). He is listed on the Biblical Timeline Poster around 1804 BC. Rebecca and Isaac were one of the four couples that some believe are … Moreover, it seems likely that Milkah herself was conjured up by the redactor of the Pentateuch to add P’s Betuel into the patriarchal lineage and to quash any alternative traditions of a mother named Betuel.[14]. If someone else had entered the scene, the author would have introduced him. Rebecca continued to draw water until all the camels were sated, proving her kind and generous nature and her suitability for entering Abraham's household. Two brothers clash. Father's demise Gen 25:6 Rebecca said to her son Jacob, “I overheard your father speaking to your brother Esau, saying, 25:7 ‘Bring me some game and prepare a dish for me to eat, that I may bless you, with YHWH’s approval, before I die.’ 25:8 Now, my son, listen carefully as I instruct you. See, Tzemah Yoreh, Genesis: Israel’s Origins (Kernel to Canon; Modern Scriptures, 2014), 204-211. The Hebrew meaning for the name Rebecc” is “to tie firmly” or “a noose.” “Applied to a female, the figure suggests her beauty by means of which men are snared or bound. Something went wrong while submitting the form. The can be given away as a gift for a special occasion.. Or, you can also buy the t-shirt just for yourself. As he stood at the central well in Abraham's birthplace with his men and ten camels laden with goods, he prayed to God: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. Jacob offered to give Esau a bowl of stew in exchange for his birthright (the right to be recognized as firstborn), and Esau agreed. She began performing in Australia in the late 1980s and released her first full-length studio album in 1991. When the time came for Rebecca to give birth, the first child to come out emerged red and hairy all over, with his heel grasped by the hand of the second to come out. But why would the editor make this mistake when nothing in the story implied that her father was alive? Rebecca, along with Sarita, Greg, Brody and Abel (Determinant), has the fastest reanimation time in the entire video game series. Afterward his brother came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob.’ Read Genesis 25:24-28. Abraham died at the age of 175 (Genesis 25:7), making Jacob and Esau fifteen years old at the time of Abraham's death. The name Eliezer is a compound of two elements. Her grandfather and aunt, Viola, would come visit every once in a while. In 1776, David Crockett and the growing family moved to the Washington District in what is now the northeastern tip of Tennessee, near Rogersville, Tennessee. In addition to academic training, Zev holds ordination (yoreh yoreh) and advanced ordination (yadin yadin) from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) Rabbinical School. “Everyone heard the shots and screams, and no one did anything,” Nicholas Payne, Rebecca’s father, said. If the girl had refused to follow him, Abraham stated that Eliezer would be absolved of his responsibility. Genesis 22:22 Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel." He commanded his servant (whom the Torah commentators identify as Eliezer of Damascus)[6] to journey to his birthplace of Aram Naharaim to select a bride from his own family, rather than engage Isaac to a local Canaanite girl. From the start, Esau was a ‘man’s man’, good at hunting and outdoors activities, confident, careless, unconcerned. Thus, I suggest that in J, Betuel is the name of Rebekah and Laban’s mother. Then the bridegroom (or the father of the bride, or the officiating rabbi) recites the same blessing over the bride that Rebecca's family recited over her, "Our sister, may you come to be thousands of myriads, and may your offspring inherit the gate of its foes. This article is about the Biblical matriarch. It only seems logical that the people who agree to the match in vv. 15, 24, and 47) is a redactional supplement. The Talmudic dating indicates both men were 15 years old at the time.[23]. 59-60 “our sister.” The plural in these verses is admittedly strange. Directed by Ian Barber. Bethuel was the youngest of eight sons which included Uz, Buz, Kemuel, Kesed,… Granted, we do not find the gender switch elsewhere, but it should be noted that gender neutral names were not unheard of even in biblical times. As Rebecca and her entourage approached Abraham's home, they spied Isaac from a distance in the fields of Beer-lahai-roi. After hosting the party overnight, however, the family tried to keep Rebecca with them longer. [6] Ephraim A. Speiser, Genesis: Introduction, Translation and Notes (Anchor Bible 1, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964), pp. She chose Rebeca for her stage 34-49). [11] Tzemah Yoreh suggests that the entire genealogy in v. 15 was added later, noting that the genealogy comes awkwardly after the verb. In this case, however, the redactor unwittingly caused a narrative problem, since the original story imagines Rebekah’s father (originally Nahor, now Betuel) to be deceased by the time of this story; by adding him into the narrative at this point, he brought Rebekah’s father back from the dead. When Laban speaks in this story with some else, it is with his and Rebekah’s mother (v. 55). In this case, however, the redactor unwittingly caused a narrative problem, since the original story imagines Rebekah’s father (originally Nahor, now Betuel) to be deceased by the time of this story; by adding him into the narrative at this point, he brought Rebekah’s father back from the dead. These were: A lamp burned in her tent from Shabbat eve to Shabbat eve, there was a blessing in her dough, and a cloud hovered over her tent (symbolizing the Divine Presence). As her name reflected, Rebecca was a woman of captivating beauty. Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebecca. window.location.replace(""); Thus disguised, Jacob entered his father's room. Esau was heartbroken by the deception, and begged for his own blessing. Another possibility is that the mistake was part of the programmatic work of the compiler in this chapter. Jacob responded, "Because the LORD your God arranged it for me"; Rashi (on Genesis 52:46) says Isaac's suspicions were aroused because Esau never used the personal name of God. ן לָבָן וּבְתוּאֵל) before this phrase to give Betuel at least one speaking part and a place in the negotiations. Isaac demanded that Jacob come close so he could feel him, but the goatskins felt just like Esau's hairy skin. She was signed to ForeFront Records in 1993, releasing her major label debut the following year. The Talmud[7] and the Midrash explain that Isaac was praying, as he instituted Mincha, the afternoon prayer. Rebecca, née Deacon, was employed as Kate's former private secretary from 2012 to 2017. Bound to become a favourite t-shirt. The man and his family moved to Chicago. There she received the prophecy that twins were fighting in her womb and would continue to fight all their lives. In addition, the last time the servant’s interlocutor spoke, it was one person, Laban (v. 33), so how did the unnamed and understood interlocutor suddenly become a plural? Her family sent her off with her nurse, Deborah (according to Rashi), and blessed her, "Our sister, may you come to be thousands of myriads, and may your offspring inherit the gate of its foes.". In fact, this awkward syntax is glossed over in many English translations (e.g., NJPS, NRSV) by putting the genealogy immediately after her name is mentioned and, as noted by Uzi Weingarten (personal communication) removing the phrase would make this description better parallel that of Abraham’s servant in v. 45. Esau therefore took Mahalath, a daughter of Isaac's half-brother Ishmael, as another wife. The servant immediately gave her a golden nose ring and two golden bracelets (Genesis 24:22), which Rebecca hurried to show her mother. At a later time, a famine struck the land of Israel and Isaac moved his family, upon God's command, to Gerar, which was ruled by Abimelech, king of the Philistines. Dr. With Mark Williams, James Dreyfus, Martin Docherty, Tom Chambers. [13] According to tradition, Rebecca did not share the prophecy with her husband. Her mother was American-born, with Dutch and English ancestry, and was a teacher of English. Thus, it seems more likely that Milkah was added by the redactor, to change Betuel from Nahor’s wife to Nahor’s son. Rebecca appears in the Hebrew Bible as the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. Here again, Rebecca prophetically perceived his murderous intentions and ordered Jacob to travel to her brother Laban's house in Haran, until Esau's anger subsided. For example Ma'achah is the name of Nahor’s youngest son in Gen 22:24 and the name of Abshalom’s mother in 2 Sam 3:3. Ishmael was born when Abraham was 86 years old (Gen. 16:16) and died at the age of 137 (Gen. 25:17). Isaac became blind in his old age and decided to bestow the blessing of the firstborn upon Esau. According to the Midrash,[28] the plural form of the word "weeping" indicates a double sorrow, implying that Rebecca also died at this time. As he did, Deborah (Rebecca's nurse) died and was buried at a place that Jacob calls Alon Bachuth (אלון בכות), "Tree of Weepings" (Gen. 35:8). (27:22). (52:8). To save her father, a girl who always puts others before herself … script>, The Account of Balaam’s Donkey: A Late Polemical Burlesque, The Three Redactional and Theological Layers of the Plagues. Some of the events leading up to the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca have been institutionalized in the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. "[8], According to the traditional counting cited by Rashi, Isaac was 37 years old at the time of the Binding of Isaac. Isaac was sixty years old when the twins were born (Genesis 25:26). Rebecca Mirs According to the Midrash, whenever she would pass a house of Torah study, Jacob would struggle to come out; whenever she would pass a house of idolatry, Esau would agitate to come out. The piece has been greatly expanded and the section laying out Stanley Gevirtz’s suggestion is entirely new. You may just become convinced of the utility of source-criticism! [14] Both Gen 11:27-32 and Gen 22:20-24 are likely products of the redactor, included to create genealogical back-stories for the characters and to combine the key elements of J and P, and are not part of any original source. is the rabbi of Temple Hatikvah (Flanders, NJ) and President and CEO of Americans for Democracy in the Middle-East. 20:26b) A Political Analysis,” published in JBQ (2016). The second part comes from the verb (AZAR) meaning help, support. - See if you can answer this Brothers & Sisters trivia question! Rebecca was born to Kyros and Scarlett, Riku Doldo III's eldest daughter. The Talmud adds that Jacob spent 14 years in the yeshiva of Shem and Eber before proceeding to Laban, arriving when he was 77. She wants to be an actress like her cousin Max when she grows up. The realization that he has been deceived shocks Isaac, yet he acknowledged that Jacob received the blessings as sworn, by adding, "Indeed, he will be [or remain] blessed!" 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