Rebecca

[Rebecca and Eliezer] (Hebrew: one who ensnares)

Wife of Isaac, daughter of Bathuel and sister of Laban (Genesis 34). Eliezer, Abraham's steward, was sent to Haran to obtain her hand for Isaac. She became the mother of Esau and Jacob, the latter being her favorite (Genesis 25). She was instrumental in obtaining for him Isaac's last blessing and in saving him from his brother's wrath (Genesis 27).

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