Deborah is the name of the nurse of Rebeccah (Genesis 35:8). She is first mentioned by name in the Torah when she dies in a place called Alon Bachot, and is buried by Jacob, who is returning with his large family to Canaan.
According to Rashi, Deborah was sent by Laban to care for his sister Rebeccah when the latter went to marry Isaac (Genesis 24:59). After Jacob had been away from home for 22 years, Rebeccah dispatched her loyal nurse to tell Jacob that it was safe for him to return home. The elderly nurse delivered her message and died on the return journey.
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