Rebecca Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rebecca:
From the Ecclesiastic Late Latin and Ecclesiastic Greek Rhebekka, which is derived from the Hebrew ribbqāh (noose), from rabak (to bind, to tie). The name, borne in the Bible by the wife of Isaac, was not used in England until after the Reformation in the 16th century.
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Derives from Hebrew word 'ribhqeh.'
The meaning of the name Rebecca is:
- Fettered by Beauty
HISTORY of the SPELLING: "REBECCA"
The ancient Latin Vulgate (from the 4th Century A.D.) was the version of the Bible used within the church for centuries. The Latin Vulgate uses the spelling "REBECCA" exclusively. Centuries later, when the Bible was translated into English in the 1600s (King James Version), the spelling "Rebekah" was used for the Old Testament, while the spelling "Rebecca" was used in the New Testament-(see Romans 9:10). So, the older Biblical spelling is "Rebecca," but both spellings are in the original English Bible. Here is a link to view the online Latin Vulgate version of the Bible, alongside the English translation. The page shows the spelling "Rebecca" in Genesis 49:31. http://www.latinvulgate.com/verse.aspx?t=0&b=1&c=49
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