Rebecca

(redirected from Rivka)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Rebecca

or

Rebekah

(both: rēbĕk`ə), wife of IsaacIsaac
[Heb.,=laughter], according to the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis, Isaac was the only son of Abraham and Sara. He married Rebecca, and their sons were Esau and Jacob. Ishmael was his half-brother.
..... Click the link for more information.
 and mother of JacobJacob
, in the Bible, ancestor of the Hebrews, the younger of Isaac and Rebecca's twin sons; the older was Esau. In exchange for a bowl of lentil soup, Jacob obtained Esau's birthright and, with his mother's help, received the blessing that the dying Isaac had intended for his
..... Click the link for more information.
. One day, as was her custom, she drew water at the city well; while there she showed kindness to Eliezer, Abraham's servant. He had been sent to select a suitable wife for Abraham's son, Isaac, and he chose Rebecca. After years without children she bore the twins Jacob and EsauEsau
[Heb.,=hairy], in the Bible, son of Isaac, who sold his birthright to his younger twin, Jacob, for lentil stew and who was tricked by Jacob out of his father's blessing. Also known as Edom [Heb.,=ruddy], the disinherited Esau settled on Mt.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Jacob was his mother's favorite, and for him she devised their deception of the blind Isaac. She is one of the four Jewish matriarchs.

rebecca

[ri′bek·ə]
(navigation)
An electronic navigation system that has at least one radio transmitter and one radio receiver; the transmitter emits pulses which travel over a single path to a transponder and return to the interrogation receiver.

Rebecca

Rebeccaclick for a larger image
An airborne interrogator that gives homing and range information when used in conjunction with a Eureka-ground beacon. It operates over a frequency band of 196 to 240 MHz. The signals are received by directional aerials mounted on either side of the aircraft. Returns from port are received more strongly by the port aerial, and vice versa. Signals from straight ahead are received with equal strength. This is reflected on the CRT (cathode-ray tube) indicator. See also Eureka.

Rebecca

Old Testament the sister of Laban, who became the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 24--27)
References in classic literature ?
The aspect of the place in the dusk was singularly desolate: blackened trees, blackened, desolate ruins, and down the hill the sheets of the flooded river, red-tinged with the weed.
Then add that his Grace has, in the precipitation with which he quit the Isle of Re, forgotten and left behind him in his lodging a certain letter from Madame de Chevreuse which singularly compromises the queen, inasmuch as it proves not only that her Majesty can love the enemies of the king but that she can conspire with the enemies of France.
As to his voice, prayers, sobs, and imprecations had changed it so that at times it was of a singularly penetrating sweetness, and at others rough and almost hoarse.
And with it all he was singularly free from recognition of the finer points of the con- duct of prisoners of war.
Well over fifty years of age when I knew him, short, stout, dignified, perhaps a little pompous, he was a man of a singularly well-informed mind, the least sailor-like in outward aspect, but certainly one of the best seamen whom it has been my good luck to serve under.
She laughed a little, quite good-naturedly, and with the sort of tranquillity obvious in all she did--a tranquillity which soothed and suited me singularly, at least I thought so that evening.
He was active, ready and obliging, of dauntless courage, and singularly open and fearless in the expression of his feelings.
Circumstances rendered this sister singularly dear to the author.
She stood erect in a singularly fragile canoe, and urged it with the mere phantom of an oar.
I could not find out how this had arisen, but, singularly enough, it created much sympathy for Mrs.
Three hundred years and more of a singularly varied and vivacious sort of history
He found himself in a very small hall, from which there was no egress save through yet another door, through which he passed and stepped into a large but singularly bare-looking apartment.