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.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Bilhah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".