Bilhah

Bilhah [N] [H] [S]

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.

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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
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Bilhah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Bilhah [N] [E] [S]

Bilhan
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bilhah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Bilhah [N] [E] [H]

(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.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bilhah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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 Da and Naphtali (Genesis 30:4,7; 35:25; 46:25; 1 Chronicles 7:13); guilty of incest with Reuben (Genesis 35:22).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BILHAH (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

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.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BILHAH (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.