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What Does Rebekah Mean?

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The name Rebekah (sometimes also spelled Rebecca) has the specific meaning to tie firmly; to secure; to bind; to couple or join together; to ensnare.

  • Biblical origin
The name Rebekah has been around for centuries and is most commonly described as a 'biblical name' as the name is listed in the Bible. The biblical character of Rebekah is the wife of Isaac, who is the son of Abraham. Although the meaning of the name is rooted in a specific verb (to tie) and its variations, it has been widely debated as to the context and meaning of the name. Some scholars have suggested that it's meaning could go one step further than just the verb 'to tie'.

  • Exploring the meaning
As the name is applicable to women the name Rebekah could be defined in its most specific definition as the ensnaring or securing of a man by a woman with the use of beauty; literally to ensnare with beauty.

Others see the name Rebekah as a powerful name as the act of tying or binding can be very controlling and that control over another person is seen as a powerful sign, perhaps a sign of strength or control.

Further, the name can also be romanticized and defined as the joining or tying of two people; therefore making the definition in this context the act of connecting or binding two people together, potentially in marriage. This theory is further backed up by the wedding of Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible, as they were 'bound' or 'tied' to each other in marriage. Many agree that the wedding of Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible was the first time a veil was used in a wedding ceremony, and the veil is still used in modern weddings.
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There are two beliefs as to the meaning for Rebekah. One is that it is from the Hebrew word for 'snare' or 'captivate.' The other belief is that it means 'faithful wife' (also Hebrew).
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Rebekah also means cow, and enchantingly beautiful. :) It depends on what origin you want the meaning of the name. There is also to bind as well as faithful wife. Hope it helped!
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I'm Rebekah and I hear that Rebekah means Beautiful
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My name is rebekah and I love the part about beautiful
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My name is REBEKHA   the actual hebrew to english spelling, and in the hebrew language rebekha means to bind,
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Well my name is rebekah and someone says rebekah means a cow well it dose not how that said that

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