drooping, Leah's handmaid, and the mother of Gad and Asher ( Genesis 30:9-13 ).
distillation from the mouth
(a trickling ), a Syrian given by Laban to his daughter Leah as an attendant, ( Genesis 29:24 ) and by Leah to Jacob as a concubine. She was the mother of Gad and Asher. ( Genesis 30:9-13 ; 35:26 ; 37:2 ; 46:18 ) (B.C. 1753.)
zil'-pa (zilpah, meaning uncertain; Zelpha):
The ancestress of Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:10,12; 35:26; 46:18), a slave girl of Leah's, given her by Laban (Genesis 29:24; 30:9). In Ezekiel 48 the 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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