Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse died and was buried under a terebinth tree in Bethel, and the tree was called Allon Bachuth, which means “oak of weeping”.
The family continued journeying, this time to Ephrath, or Bethlehem, but Rachel was pregnant and went into labor during their travel. The midwife tried to comfort her saying, “ “Do not fear, for you have another son.” But Rachel didn’t make it. During her dying moments, she named her son Benoni, which means “son of my sorrow,” but Jacob called him Benjamin, which means “son of the right hand.”
Rachel was buried on the way to Ephrath.
Two women whose deaths are recorded in the same chapter of the Bible. One worked selflessly in the shadows, the other spent her days thinking only of herself.
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