Rebecca


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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.
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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)
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps she had mentioned the fact already to Rebecca, but that young lady did not appear to have remembered it; indeed, vowed and protested that she expected to see a number of Amelia's nephews and nieces.
"Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural," answered Miss Rebecca. "I'm no angel." And, to say the truth, she certainly was not.
(which took place as the coach rolled along lazily by the river side) that though Miss Rebecca Sharp has twice had occasion to thank Heaven, it has been, in the first place, for ridding her of some person whom she hated, and secondly, for enabling her to bring her enemies to some sort of perplexity or confusion; neither of which are very amiable motives for religious gratitude, or such as would be put forward by persons of a kind and placable disposition.
"O Rebecca, Rebecca, for shame!" cried Miss Sedley; for this was the greatest blasphemy Rebecca had as yet uttered; and in those days, in England, to say, "Long live Bonaparte!" was as much as to say, "Long live Lucifer!" "How can you--how dare you have such wicked, revengeful thoughts?"
"Why, will the black footman tell tales?" cried Miss Rebecca, laughing.
"Why, do you think Miss Pinkerton will come out and order me back to the black-hole?" said Rebecca, laughing.
``It is well spoken,'' replied the outlaw in French, finding it difficult probably to sustain, in Saxon, a conversation which Rebecca had opened in that language; ``but know, bright lily of the vale of Baca!
``Thou art no outlaw,'' said Rebecca, in the same language in which he addressed her; ``no outlaw had refused such offers.
``Darest thou appeal to it,'' said Rebecca, ``on an occasion like the present?''
``Stand back,'' said Rebecca ``stand back, and hear me ere thou offerest to commit a sin so deadly!
One thing only can save thee, Rebecca. Submit to thy fate embrace our religion, and thou shalt go forth in such state, that many a Norman lady shall yield as well in pomp as in beauty to the favourite of the best lance among the defenders of the Temple.''
``Submit to my fate!'' said Rebecca ``and, sacred Heaven!