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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Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. She's been recognized with dozens of film accolades including the “Shibboleth Award for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Filmmaking”, four ICVM Crown Awards and many Best Director, Best Writer, and Best of Show awards.