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Rebecca

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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.
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 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
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. 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.
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. 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.

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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)
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