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ALLON-BACUTH ăl’ ən băk’ əth (אַלֹּ֥ון בָּכֽוּת, oak of weeping). The burial site of Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse “below Bethel” (Gen 35:8). Some modern scholars confuse the event and the person of Deborah with the later Deborah who “judged Israel under a palm tree between Ramah and Bethel.” The confusion is only in the mind of critics and not in the text itself. One may infer with Luther that the burial of this servant merits the attention of the writer because of the way she served and advised Jacob.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The burial place of Deborah, the nurse of Rebekah (Ge 35:8); it appears from the narrative that she made her home with Jacob, who had returned from Paddan-aram, and was sojourning at the time at Bethel, in the vicinity of which was the "oak of weeping," under which she was buried.

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