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Rachel: (a) (? - 1553 BCE) Fourth of the four Matriarchs. Second daughter of Laban; second – but favored – wife of Jacob. Originally childless, she eventually gave birth to Joseph and Benjamin, but died in the course of her second childbirth. Buried in Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem. (b) A common Jewish name.
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