thee from mine own body, one in thine image.' Therefore
Joseph resembled me in all respects, in accordance with
Rachel's prayer. My mother Bilhah was a daughter of
Rotheus, a brother of Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, and she
was born the same day as Rachel. As for Rotheus, he was
of the family of Abraham, a Chaldean, God-fearing, and a
free man of noble birth, and when he was taken captive, he
was bought by Laban and married to his slave Aina. She
bore Rotheus a daughter, and he called her Zilpah, after the
name of the village in which he was taken captive. His
second daughter he called Bilhah, saying, 'My daughter is
impetuous,' for hardly was she born when she hastened to

"I was fleet of foot like a deer, and my father Jacob appointed

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