Rachel

Posted on 06/29/2012 by marina

RACHEL. Arabic Rahil راحيل
Heb. Rahel. The wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph. Not mentioned in the Qur’an, but the name occurs in commentaries.
The English form Rachel is a strange error on the part of our translators, who almost invariably represent the Hebrew by the letter h. The correct form, Rahel, which is the form familiar to Muslim writers, occurs once In the English Bible, Jer. xxxi. 15.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam