Monday, July 20, 2009
Mara - Rebekah's Aunt
Mara is a Canaanite woman married to an Israelite man, Benjamin. He is a member of the tribe of Judah. She is bitter and jealous of her brother-in-law. She comes up with a plan to get her husband a better and more lucrative part of the trade business that belongs to Benjamin and his brother Jacob. She is a cruel, selfish woman who treats Rebekah like a servant instead of her niece.