Allon-bachuth

Genesis 35:8

35:8 Allon-bachuth. Allon-bachuth means “The Oak of Weeping.” Deborah was Rebekah’s nurse and accompanied her when she left her home to marry Isaac. Deborah no doubt stayed with Rebekah until Rebekah’s death. She had known and loved Jacob ever since he was born, and evidently had gone to live with him on the occasion of one of his trips home from Shechem to Hebron to visit his aged father Isaac. Her aged body finally yielded up its spirit after the trauma of Shechem and the arduous climb up to Bethel.

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