And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which
Hence called Bethlehem Ephratah, ( Micah 5:2 ) ; with great pertinency is Rachel represented as if risen from her grave, and weeping for her children, when the children of Bethlehem, and thereabout, were slain by Herod, she being buried so near that place, ( Matthew 2:16-18 ) ; at what age she died is not said. Polyhistor, out of Demetrius F4, reports, that she died after Jacob had lived with her twenty three years.
F4 Apnd Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 21. p. 424.