Leah's maid Zilpah
bears a son and then she exclaims bgd "By [the help of] Fortune!" A second son is born and she exclaims again b'sry "by [the help of] my Luck." (36) Throughout much of the birth narrative of the tribal ancestors YHWH is called Elohim (30:2, 6, 18, 20, 22), in other words, El.
Condolences to Florie's children, Maryflor 'Tata' Morales, Zilpah
'Daday' Vicente, Lalain Ruth 'Lalyn' Cezar, Juliet Joy 'Joy' Yap, Shiela Princesita 'Sexy' Alegado, Veronica 'Bong' Alegado, and Frederick 'Cocoy' Alegado.
Including the sons of the serving maids Bilhah and Zilpah
, there already were ten tribes.
In turn both of them gave their respective slave girls Zilpah
and Bilhah to Jacob to bear children for them (cf Gen 30:3-13).
When Issakhar was born, Leah said, God has given me my reward [sekhari] for having given my maid (Zilpah
) to my husband (Gen.
Aside for Dinah's story, it also tells the story of Jacob and his four wives Leah (Dinah's mother), Zilpah
, Bilhah and Rachel.
(63) Other famous polygamous men from the Genesis narrative include Abraham (married to Sarah, and later, Hagar the concubine (64)), Abraham's brother Nahor (married to Milcah and his concubine Reumah (65)), Jacob (married to Leah and Rachel, along with the concubines Bilhah and Zilpah
), Esau (married to Judith, Basemath, Mahalath, Adah, and Oholibamah), and Esau's son Eliphaz.
Judeo-Christian texts reference Hagar, Bilhah, and Zilpah
, three handmaids who bore children on behalf of Sarah, Rachel, and Leah (respectively).
Its macroscopic narrative, however, fails to delineate the evolution of servants and handmaids who are first introduced in their relations to Abram/Abraham and his servant, Eliezer of Damascus; Sarai/Sarah and her handmaid, Hagar of Egypt; and, Sarah's grand-daughters-in-law, Leah and Rachel, and their maids, Zilpah
and Bilhah, respectively.
Although censure is not the only conceivable explanation for anonymity, it makes sense also with Potiphar's wife in Genesis 39 and contrasts with many major and minor female characters who are named in Genesis: Eve (Genesis 1-4), Adah wife of Lamech (4:19-23), Zillah (4:19-23), Namah (4:19-23), Milcah (11:29, 22:20-23, 24:15-47), Sarai/Sarah (17-18, 20-21, 23-25, 49), Hagar (16, 21, 25), Rebekah (24-29, 35, 49), Keturah (25), Judith (26:34), Basemath (26:34, 36:3-17), Mahalath (28:9), Rachel (29-31, 33, 35, 46, 48), Leah (29-31, 33-35, 46, 49), Bilhah (29-30, 35, 37, 46), Zilpah
(29-30, 35, 37, 46), Dinah (30, 34, 46), Adah wife of Esau (36:6-16), Oholibamah (36:2-41), Timnah (38:12-14), Mehetabel (36:39), Tamar (14, 38), and Asenath (41, 46).
Some of the most important women who helped to spread female teacher education were prominent women-teachers such as Emma Willard, Catharine Beecher, Zilpah
Grant, and Mary Lyon who had followed closely the development of Pestalozzi's methodology and used it in the curricula of their schools (Unger 2001, 843).
Dearly loved husband of the late Zilpah
, loving father of Carol and Denise, father-in-law to Jo [sup.3] se and the late Dave, grandad to Tracy, Todd and Adrian and great-grandad of Rachel, Holly and Mia.