Zilpah


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Zilpah

(zĭl`pə), in the Bible, Leah's maid, mother of two of Jacob's sons.

Zilpah

Old Testament Leah's maidservant, who bore Gad and Asher to Jacob (Genesis 30:10--13)
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Why does she neither mention nor take any apparent pride in the mandrake episode, speaking only of the Zilpah incident?
Support for Price had been recommended by Zilpah Grant (Woody 1929, 372).
Raphael Patai, "Ha-hinukh ha-ivri be-adat ha-anusim be-Mashad," Edot 1 (1946): 213-26; Sarah Zilpah Kohen, Be-shuvkha le-Tsiyon: yalduti be-Mashhad ve-aliyati le-Erets Yisrael (Tel-Aviv: privately published, 1999), 121-22; Ben-Zion D.
and asks TV property experts Zilpah Hartley, from A Place In The Sun, and Kristian Digby, from Uncharted Territories, for their verdicts on his findings.
Jacob is married to Leah and Rachel simultaneously and also has sesxual intercourse with their servants Bilhah and Zilpah (Gen 29-30).
Your mother" refers to Leah (or perhaps to Leah, Bilhah and Zilpah, all of whom are Joseph's stepmothers)--the other mother figure(s) in Joseph's life.
After this statement, the names she gives to the sons born to her maid Zilpah are accompanied by statements that are very positive, namely, "Good fortune"(Gen.
ML To Zilpah Grant, December 1,1823, quoted in Marion Lansing, Mary Lyon Through Her Letters (Boston 1937), 42-43.
When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.
Three years later Wadsworth's sister, Zilpah, married to Stephen Longfellow, would name her first son Henry Wadsworth in his honor.
I found that although "there was no Eustacia," as Farr acknowledges in her Afterword, there was a Zilpah Polly Grant from whom Lyon parted after ten years of shared life and work.
Leah responds by giving her maid Zilpah to Jacob as a wife so that he may have more children, and her choice of names reflects in a subtle way a rebuke to Rachel: Gad, because she said, 'What luck (gad)" (30:11), and Asher, because 'women will deem me fortunate (ishruni)' (30:13).