Definitions of bilhah

  1. faltering; bashful, Rachel's handmaid, whom she gave to Jacob ( Genesis 29:29 ). She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali ( Genesis 30:3-8 ). Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultry with her ( 35:22 ; 49:4 ). He was deprived of the birth-right, which was given to the sons of Joseph.
  2. ( timid, bashful ), handmaid of Rachel, ( Genesis 29:29 ) and concubine of Jacob, to whom she bore Dan and Naphtali. ( Genesis 30:3-8 ; 35:25 ; 46:25 ; 1 Chronicles 7:13 ) ( B.C 53.)
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