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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Laban

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1. Son of Bethuel, brotherof Rebekah, and father of Leah and Rachel. His prompt hospitality towards Abraham's servant shows a heart disposed by the Lord in answer to prayer; but why he took the lead instead of Bethuel, his father, is not revealed. In his dealings with Jacob, Laban was scheming and unscrupulous. This was met by craft on Jacob's part, and would doubtless have led to a serious conflict, had not God warned Laban not to speak to Jacob either good or bad. After Jacob had rehearsed all the wrongs and hardships he had endured during the twenty years he had served Laban, they made a covenant together and separated amicably. Laban is called a Syrian, and he dwelt at Haran. Genesis 24:29,50; Genesis 25:20; Genesis 27:43; Genesis 28:2,5; Genesis 29:5-29; Genesis 30:25-42; Genesis 31:1-55 .

2. One of the stations of the Israelites. Deuteronomy 1:1 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Laban'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/l/laban.html. 1897.

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