son of Jacob by
a wolf. In the morning he shall devour the prey and at night he shall divide
these are the twelve tribes of Israel
and this is it that their father spake unto them and blessed them; every
one according to his blessing he blessed them."
30:1-8 "And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob
no children, Rachel envied her sister and said unto Jacob, Give me children
or else I die. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel. And he said,
Am I in God's stead, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb? And
she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her and she shall bear upon
my knees, that I may also have children by her. And she gave him Bilhah
her handmaid to wife. And Jacob went in unto her. And Bilhah conceived
and bare Jacob a son. And Rachel said, God has judged me and has also heard
my voice and has given me a son; therefore called she his name
And Bilhah Rachel's maid conceived again and bare 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."
30:22-24 "And God remembered Rachel
and God hearkened to her and opened her womb. And she conceived and bare
a son and said, God has taken away my reproach.
And she called his name Joseph
and said, The LORD shall add to me another son."
hungry Rachel, the one Jacob
wanted, the beautiful younger daughter of Laban,
became one of Jacob's
wives. As Rachel and Jacob journeyed from Bethel, Rachel died in giving
Benjamin and was buried
in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. Jacob set a pillar upon her
35:18,19. Her sepulchre.(burial
still regarded with great
by the Jews. Its traditional site is about half a mile from Jerusalem.
30:9-13 "When Leah
saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid and gave her Jacob
to wife. And Zilpah, Leah's maid bare Jacob a son. And Leah said, A
troop cometh and she called his name Gad.
And Zilpah Leah's maid bare Jacob a second son. And Leah said, Happy am
I, for the daughters will call me blessed. And she called his name Asher."