Rachel - The Fourth Matriarch
Rachel - by Adam Rhine
Acrylic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencils on Arches Watercolor Paper

For more information about this painting, email the artist at adam@hebrewart.com

“Ya’akov loved Rachel so he said, ‘I will work for you for seven years, for Rachel your younger daughter.’ Lavan said, ‘It is better that I give her to you than I give her to another man; remain with me.’ So Ya’akov worked seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him a few days because of his love for her.” Bereshet/Genesis 29:18-20

Rachel, the more beautiful of the two daughters of Lavan, was Ya’akov’s true love. she gave birth to his eleventh son, Yosef, who became his favorite and received the birthright over his older brothers. During the birth of her second son, Benyamin, Rachel died and was buried in what is now Bethlehem.

Text from the calendar "Hebrew Illuminations"