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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Laban

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  • The son of Bethuel, who was the son of Nahor, Abraham's brother. He lived at Haran in Mesopotamia. His sister Rebekah was Isaac's wife (Genesis 24 ). Jacob, one of the sons of this marriage, fled to the house of Laban, whose daughters Leah and Rachel (ch. 29) he eventually married. (See JACOB .)

  • A city in the Arabian desert in the route of the Israelites ( Deuteronomy 1:1 ), probably identical with Libnah (Numbers 33:20 ).

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Laban'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/laban.html. 1897.

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