Then they moved on from Bethel. When they were still some
distance from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor and was having severe labor
pains. During one of her pains, the
midwife said to her, "Don''t be afraid! You''re having another son!" Rachel was dying. As she took her last
breath, she named her son Benoni , but his father named him
Benjamin . Rachel
died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem). Then Jacob set up a stone as a marker for her
grave. The same marker is at Rachel''s grave today.
moved on again and put up his tent beyond Migdal Eder. While
Israel was living in that region, Reuben went to bed with his father''s concubine
Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had 12 sons. The
sons of Leah were Jacob''s firstborn Reuben, then Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar,
and Zebulun. The sons of Rachel were
Joseph and Benjamin. The sons of
Rachel''s slave Bilhah were Dan and Naphtali. The
sons of Leah''s slave Zilpah were Gad and Asher. These were Jacob''s sons, who
were born in Paddan Aram. Jacob came
home to his father Isaac to Mamre''s city, Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron).
Abraham and Isaac had lived there for a while. Isaac
was 180 years old when he took his
last breath and died. He joined his ancestors in death at a very old age. His
sons Esau and Jacob buried him.