What is the Christian meaning of the name Rebecca?

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Rebecca is believed to be derived from the Hebrew name Rivqah, which means "snare." Some variations on the word suggest that it could also mean a noose or a rope in connection with the tethering of animals.

In Biblical lore, Rebecca was the wife of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham. She was the mother of Jacob and Esau. Jacob was the father of Joseph, whose lineage eventually led to the birth of David, whose lineage leads to Christ. Although the name originates in the Old Testament, it did not become common until after the Protestant reformation. Other common spellings of Rebecca include Rebekah, Rebekkah and Rebeckah.

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