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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Rachel, wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob

Saint ID

S00701

Reported Death Not After

1

Gender
Female
Type of Saint
Old Testament saints
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00482The Piacenza Pilgrim records, on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, the graves of *Rachel (wife of the patriarch Jacob, S00701) and *Benjamin (Old Testament patriarch, S00702), and his visit to the church [of the Kathisma] where *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), rested on the flight into Egypt and brought forth water from the rock. Account of an anonymous pilgrim, written in Latin, probably in Placentia (northern Italy), c. 570.
E03031The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 20 February the deposition of the relics of saints at the burial of *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, S00701).
E03278The early seventh-century Georgian version of the Lectionary of Jerusalem commemorates on 18 July commemorates *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, S00701) at her tomb on the road to Bethlehem, the deposition of the relics of Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), John the Baptist (S00020), Zechariah (father of John the Baptist, S00597), *Phokas (martyr of Antioch, S00413), *Tarachos, Probos and Andronikos (martyrs of Anazarbos, Cilicia, S00710).
E03650The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on the 5th-7th c. prototype from Jerusalem, commemorates on 20 February the deposition of the relics of the saints at the burial of *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament Patriarch Jacob, S00701), *Theodore (soldier and martyr of Amaseia and Euchaita, S00048),and *Paphnoutios (bishop and martyr of Jerusalem, S01509).
E03804The Church Calendar of Ioane Zosime, compiled in Georgian in the 10th c., based however on 5th-7th c. prototypes from Palestine, commemorates on 18 July *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, S00701), the deposition of the relics of *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *John the Baptist (S00020), *Zechariah (father of John the Baptist, S00597), *Phokas (martyr in Antioch, S00413), *Athanasios (martyr in Klysma under Diocletian and Maximian, S01216), *Tarachos, Probos and Andronikos (martyrs of Anazarbos, Cilicia, S00710), *Sergios (soldier and martyr of Rusafa, S00023) and *Bakchos (soldier and martyr of Barbalissos, S00079), and *Dioskoros (probably Decian martyr of Egypt, S00230).
E06086Adomnán, in his On the Holy Places, reports the recent visit of the Franco-Gallic bishop Arculf to the tomb of *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, S00701), between Bethlehem and Hebron (Palestine). Written in Latin at Iona (north-west Britain), possibly 683/689.
E06104The Itinerary of the so-called Pilgrim of Bordeaux lists several tombs in the Holy Land of biblical personages, almost all from the Old Testament. Written in Latin, probably in Bordeaux (south-west Gaul), shortly after 333.
E06499Jerome, in his Letter 108, describes how Paula visited the tomb of *Rachel (wife of the Old Testament patriarch Jacob, S00701) in Bethlehem; Jerome also mentions the tomb in two of his other writings. Written in Latin, in Bethlehem (Palestine); Letter 108 in 404..