This article is by http://www.rachelstomb.orgRachel's Tomb (Hebrew: קבר רחל; Arabic: translit. Qubbat Rakhil, trans. Dome of Rachel),wife of Jacob, is the traditional gravesite of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel and is widely considered the third holiest site in Judaism. It is located in the central West Bank on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Genesis 29:16
Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.Genesis 29:15-17 (in Context) Genesis 29 (Whole Chapter)
Ya'acov buried Rachel at this spot, rather than a the family burial plot at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, because he foresaw that his decedents would pass this site during the the forced exile to Babylon in the year 423 B.C.E.
And then Rachel would pray for their safety and ultimate return, as it's written:
Read more CLICK HERE http://www.rachelstomb.org/capsulehistory.htmlGenesis 29:17
Leah had weak eyes, but Rachel was lovely in form, and beautiful.
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Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."
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So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
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