[ ri-bek-uh ]

  1. the sister of Laban, wife of Isaac, and mother of Esau and Jacob. Genesis 24–27.

Origin of Rebekah

From Late Latin Rebecca, from Greek Rhebékka, from Hebrew Ribhkāh , a personal name of uncertain origin

Words Nearby Rebekah Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Rebekah in a sentence

  • Rebekah searched for her father's name, and when she became certain that it was not there, her lips moved in thanksgiving.

    The Lord of the Sea | M. P. Shiel
  • Rebekah, pack your trunk and be ready to take the 6:40 fast express.

    Fair to Look Upon | Mary Belle Freeley
  • Jacob was obedient, complimentary, submissive and loving and Rebekah was—a woman.

    Fair to Look Upon | Mary Belle Freeley
  • He told them of Isaac, in whose name he sued for Rebekah's fair hand.

    Fair to Look Upon | Mary Belle Freeley
  • Rebekah made all possible haste back, and soon circulated through the family the joyful intelligence of this arrival.