And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath,
which [is] Bethlehem.
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.