What the scriptures say about
ZILPAH
Leah's handmaid, mother of Gad and Asher with Jacob (Israel)
References:
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ZILPAH in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

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  Genesis 29:24   |   Genesis 30:9 ff   |   Genesis 35:26   |   Genesis 37:2   |   Genesis 46:18   |   Ezekiel 48  


ZILPAH [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Drooping, Leah's handmaid, and the mother of Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13).


ZILPAH [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

(a trickling), a Syrian given by Laban to his daughter Leah as an attendant, (Genesis 29:24) and by Leah to Jacob as a concubine. She was the mother of Gad and Asher. (Genesis 30:9-13; 35:26; 37:2; 46:18) (B.C. 1753.)


ZILPAH [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

zil'-pa (zilpah, meaning uncertain; Zelpha):

The ancestress of Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:10,12; 35:26; 46:18), a slave girl of Leah's, given her by Laban (Genesis 29:24; 30:9).

In Ezekiel 48 the Zilpah tribes have the Ezekiel 5th division toward the South of Palestine and the Ezekiel 6th to the North, a slightly more favorable position than that of the Bilhah tribes.


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