Bilhah
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Bilhah

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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bilhah

(timid, bashful), handmaid of Rachel, (Genesis 29:29) and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore Dan and Naphtali. (Genesis 30:3-8; 35:25; 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13) (B.C 53.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Bilhah

The handmaid of Rachel, given by her to her husband Jacob when herself childless, that she might become a mother through her handmaid. Bilhah was the mother of Dan and Naphtali, Genesis 30:1 8.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Faltering; bashful, Rachel's handmaid, whom she gave to Jacob (Genesis 29:29). She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-8). Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultry with her (35:22; 49:4). He was deprived of the birth-right, which was given to the sons of Joseph.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BILHAH (1)

bil'-ha (person) (bilhah; Balla): A slave girl whom Laban gave to Rachel (Genesis 29:29), and whom the latter gave to Jacob as a concubine (Genesis 30:3, 4); the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:4, 7; Genesis 35:25; Genesis 46:25 1 Chronicles 7:13); guilty of incest with Reuben (Genesis 35:22).

BILHAH (2)

bil'-ha (place) (bilhah; Codex Alexandrinus, Balaa; Codex Vaticanus, Abella): A city in Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:29) = Baalah (Joshua 15:29), Balah (Joshua 19:3), and Baalath (Joshua 19:44). Unidentified.

Strong's Hebrew
1090. Bilhah -- a concubine of Jacob
... 1089, 1090. Bilhah. 1090a . a concubine of Jacob. Transliteration: Bilhah
Phonetic Spelling: (bil-haw') Short Definition: Bilhah. Bilhah ...
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1090b. Bilhah -- a city in Simeon
... 1090a, 1090b. Bilhah. 1091 . a city in Simeon. Transliteration: Bilhah
Short Definition: Bilhah. Word Origin of uncertain derivation ...
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1090a. Bilhah -- a concubine of Jacob
... 1090, 1090a. Bilhah. 1090b . a concubine of Jacob. Transliteration: Bilhah
Short Definition: Bilhah. Word Origin of uncertain derivation ...
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Library

The Testament of Naphtali Concerning Natural Goodness.
... I was born from Bilhah; and because Rachel dealt craftily, and gave Bilhah in place
of herself to Jacob, and she bore me upon Rachel's lap, therefore was I ...
/.../viii the testament of naphtali concerning.htm

The Trials and visions of Devout Youth
... Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and
the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the trials and visions of.htm

Chapter xxxvii
... seventeen years was doing a shepherd's work among the flocks together with his brethren,
and in fact he was a servant together with the sons of Bilhah and the ...
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The Testament of Reuben Concerning Thoughts.
... affairs of womankind. For had I not seen Bilhah bathing in a covered place,
I had not fallen into this great iniquity. [42] For ...
/.../i the testament of reuben concerning.htm

Chapter xxx
... 3, 4. And she said: There is my handmaid Bilhah; go in unto her, that she may bear
children upon my knees, that so I too may build up a family through her. ...
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Chapter xlvi
... These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave unto Rachel, his daughter, and these
she bore unto Jacob; all persons were seven. ... Bilhah' s Sons. ...
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Chapter xxxv
... 22 a. And it happened while Israel dwelt in that land that Reuben went and lay
with Bilhah, his father's concubine. And Israel heard of it. ...
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The Testament of Gad Concerning Hatred.
... And Joseph told our father that the sons of Zilpah and Bilhah were slaying the best
of the beasts, [159] and devouring them without the knowledge of Judah and ...
/.../the testaments of the twelve patriarchs/ix the testament of gad concerning.htm

The Testament of Benjamin Concerning a Pure Mind.
... I to Jacob. Now since Rachel died in giving me birth, I had no milk;
therefore I was suckled by Bilhah her handmaid. For Rachel ...
/.../xii the testament of benjamin concerning.htm

In Judaea
... Zeitg. p.26). Opposite to it were the graves of Bilhah and of Dinah (cp34). Only
five miles from Jerusalem, this pillar was, no doubt, a well-known landmark. ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 5 in judaea.htm

Thesaurus
Bilhah (11 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. BILHAH (1). bil'-ha (person) (bilhah; Balla):
A ...BILHAH (2). bil'-ha (place) (bilhah; Codex Alexandrinus ...
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Maidservant (73 Occurrences)
... daughter. (DBY NIV). Genesis 29:29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter,
Bilhah, his maidservant, to be her maidservant. (DBY NIV). ...
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Maid-servant (49 Occurrences)
... servant. (YLT). Genesis 29:29 and Laban giveth to Rachel his daughter Bilhah
his maid-servant, for a maid-servant to her. (YLT). Genesis ...
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Maid (57 Occurrences)
... Genesis 29:29 Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be
her handmaid. ... Genesis 30:3 She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. ...
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Beareth (108 Occurrences)
... from bearing. (YLT). Genesis 30:5 and Bilhah conceiveth, and beareth to
Jacob a son, (YLT). Genesis 30:7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid ...
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Zilpah (7 Occurrences)
... Zilpah tribes have the 5th division toward the South of Palestine and the 6th to
the North, a slightly more favorable position than that of the Bilhah tribes. ...
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Rachel's (5 Occurrences)
... Genesis 30:7 Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second
son. ... Genesis 35:25 The sons of Bilhah (Rachel's handmaid): Dan and Naphtali. ...
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Baalah (5 Occurrences)
... Mistress; city. (1.) A city in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:29), elsewhere called
Balah (Joshua 19:3) and Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29). Now Khurbet Zebalah. ...
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Balah (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A city in the tribe of Simeon (Joshua 19:3), elsewhere
called Bilhah (1 Chronicles 4:29) and Baalah (Joshua 15:29). Int. ...
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Conceiveth (27 Occurrences)
... from bearing. (YLT). Genesis 30:5 and Bilhah conceiveth, and beareth to
Jacob a son, (YLT). Genesis 30:7 And Bilhah, Rachel's maid ...
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Concordance
Bilhah (11 Occurrences)

Genesis 29:29
Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her handmaid.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 30:3
She said, "Behold, my maid Bilhah. Go in to her, that she may bear on my knees, and I also may obtain children by her."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 30:4
She gave him Bilhah her handmaid as wife, and Jacob went in to her.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 30:5
Bilhah conceived, and bore Jacob a son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 30:7
Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, conceived again, and bore Jacob a second son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 35:22
It happened, while Israel lived in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah, his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 35:25
The sons of Bilhah (Rachel's handmaid): Dan and Naphtali.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 37:2
This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 46:25
These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel, his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob: all the souls were seven.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:29
and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 7:13
The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Bilhah

Bilhah: A Place in the Land of Simeon

Bilhah: A Place in the Land of Simeon: And Baalah

Bilhah: A Place in the Land of Simeon: Called Balah

Bilhah: Rachael's Servant: Bears Children by Jacob

Bilhah: Rachael's Servant: Mother of Dan and Naphtali

Bilhah: Rachael's Servant: Reuben's Incest With

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