Rachel

The origin of the name Rachel is Hebrew

This is how Rachel is written in Hebrew

רָחֵל

This is how Rachel is written in Greek

Ῥαχήλ

 

The meaning of the name Rachel is: ewe or sheep

 

The name Rachel appears in the bible in the following verses:

 

Genesis 29:6 KJV
And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.

Genesis 29:9 KJV
And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep: for she kept them.

Genesis 29:10 KJV
And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Genesis 29:11 KJV
And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 29:12 KJV
And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s brother, and that he was Rebekah’s son: and she ran and told her father.

Genesis 29:16 KJV
And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.

Genesis 29:17 KJV
Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.

Genesis 29:18 KJV
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

Genesis 29:20 KJV
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Genesis 29:25 KJV
And it came to pass, that in the morning, behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?

Genesis 29:28 KJV
And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

Genesis 29:29 KJV
And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

Genesis 29:30 KJV
And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.

Genesis 29:31 KJV
And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel was barren.

Genesis 30:1 KJV
And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Genesis 30:2 KJV
And Jacob’s anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God’s stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?

Genesis 30:6 KJV
And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.

Genesis 30:8 KJV
And Rachel said, With great wrestlings have I wrestled with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called his name Naphtali.

Genesis 30:14 KJV
And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son’s mandrakes.

Genesis 30:15 KJV
And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son’s mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night for thy son’s mandrakes.

Genesis 30:22 KJV
And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb.

Genesis 30:25 KJV
And it came to pass, when Rachel had born Joseph, that Jacob said unto Laban, Send me away, that I may go unto mine own place, and to my country.

Genesis 31:4 KJV
And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock,

Genesis 31:14 KJV
And Rachel and Leah answered and said unto him, Is there yet any portion or inheritance for us in our father’s house?

Genesis 31:19 KJV
And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father’s.

Genesis 31:32 KJV
With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.

Genesis 31:34 KJV
Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

Genesis 33:1 KJV
And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids.

Genesis 33:2 KJV
And he put the handmaids and their children foremost, and Leah and her children after, and Rachel and Joseph hindermost.

Genesis 33:7 KJV
And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed themselves.

Genesis 35:16 KJV
And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour.

Genesis 35:19 KJV
And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.

Genesis 35:24 KJV
The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin:

Genesis 46:19 KJV
The sons of Rachel Jacob’s wife; Joseph, and Benjamin.

Genesis 46:22 KJV
These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls were fourteen.

Genesis 46:25 KJV
These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls were seven.

Genesis 48:7 KJV
And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.

Ruth 4:11 KJV
And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The LORD make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:

Matthew 2:18 KJV
In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.