"Faltering", "Bashful." The name of Rachel's handmaid, whom she gave to Jacob.1 She was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.2Reuben was cursed by his father for committing adultry with her.4 He was deprived of the birthright, which was given to the sons of Joseph.



  1. Gen. 29:29.
  2. Gen. 30:3-8.
  3. 35:22; 49:4.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.