Glossary of Christianity
Christian Terms & Bible
Rachel, daughter of Laban and wife of Jacob
In the Old Testament, daughter of Laban and wife of Jacob, for love of whom he served her father fourteen years.
Rachel weeping for her children "and she would not be comforted, for they were not." An allusion to Herod Massacre of the Innocents after the birth of Christ.
The phrase is an Old Testament quotation introduced in the New Testament narrative.
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