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Hebrew: בִּלְהָה

Meaning: unworried; faltering; bashful

Bilhah was Rachel’s handmaid, whom she later gave to Jacob (Israel) (Genesis 29:29) inorder to bear him a son.

Bilhah was the mother of Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:3-8). Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultery with her (35:22; 49:4).

Reuben was deprived of the birthright and his firstborn status, which was given to the sons of Joseph.

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Article Version: September 29, 2017