The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac
Then they journeyed from Bethel. And when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel labored in childbirth, and she had hard labor.
Now it came to pass, when she was in hard labor, that the midwife said to her, "Do not fear; a you will have this son also."
And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name BenOni; but his father called him Benjamin.
So b Rachel died and was buried on the way to c Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
And Jacob set a pillar on her grave, which is the pillar of Rachel's grave d to this day.
Then Israel journeyed and pitched his tent beyond e the tower of Eder.
And it happened, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and f lay with Bilhah his father's concubine; and Israel heard about it.
Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
the sons of Leah were g Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;
the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin;
the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maidservant, were Dan and Naphtali;
and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maidservant, were Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Padan Aram.
Then Jacob came to his father Isaac at h Mamre, or i Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had dwelt.
Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.
So Isaac breathed his last and died, and j was gathered to his people, being old and full of days. And k his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
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So she called his name Joseph, and said, "The LORD shall add to me another son.
1 Samuel 4:20
And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, "Do not fear, for you have borne a son." But she did not answer, nor did she regard it.
"But as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died beside me in the land of Canaan on the way, when there was but a little distance to go to Ephrath; and I buried her there on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)."
The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion - Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there.
And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, " We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem.
"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting."
'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'"
1 Samuel 10:2
"When you have departed from me today, you will find two men by Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, 'The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. And now your father has ceased caring about the donkeys and is worrying about you, saying, "What shall I do about my son?"'
And you, O tower of the flock, The stronghold of the daughter of Zion, To you shall it come, Even the former dominion shall come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Unstable as water, you shall not excel, Because you went up to your father's bed; Then you defiled it - He went up to my couch.
1 Chronicles 5:1
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel - he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright.
Genesis 29:31 - 35
When the LORD saw that Leah was unloved, He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.
Genesis 30:18 - 20
Leah said, "God has given me my wages, because I have given my maid to my husband." So she called his name Issachar.
Now these were the names of the children of Israel, Jacob and his sons, who went to Egypt: Reuben was Jacob's firstborn.
Exodus 1:1 - 4
Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob:
Then Abram moved his tent, and went and dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to the LORD.
Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.
And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
And the name of Hebron formerly was Kirjath Arba ( Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim). Then the land had rest from war.
Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.
Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.
And when Jacob had finished commanding his sons, he drew his feet up into the bed and breathed his last, and was gathered to his people.
And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite.
There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife, there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah.