A character from the Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament. Rachel was the daughter of Laban and the wife of Jacob. She bore him two sons, Joseph and Benoni or Benjamin. She died in childbirth.
When Jacob asked for Rachel's hand in marriage Laban made him work for him for seven years first, and then instead of giving Jacob Rachel, Laban made him marry Leah the older daughter first, and work another seven years before marring Rachel. When she married her father gave her a handmaid Bilhah.