Genesis 35:8 NLT

8 Soon after this, Rebekah’s old nurse, Deborah, died. She was buried beneath the oak tree in the valley below Bethel. Ever since, the tree has been called Allon-bacuth (which means “oak of weeping”).

Study tools for Genesis 35:8

  • a 35:10 - Jacob sounds like the Hebrew words for “heel” and “deceiver.” Israel means “God fights.”
  • b 35:21 - Hebrew Israel; also in 35:22a . The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.