"And Isaac prayed to the LORD for his wife, because she was barren; and the LORD granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her; and she said, "If it is thus, why do I live?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger."
Gen. 25: 19-34
Rebekah was the mother of Jacob and Esau, the wife of Isaac. As her children grew up, she watched the rivalry. This conflict would become a divide for generations. Rebekah was known for her hard work and hospitality to strangers as she believed that they were sent by God.