Bible Cross References
Hosea 12:12
Our ancestor Jacob had to flee to Mesopotamia, where, in order to get a wife, he worked for another man and took care of his sheep.
Genesis 28:5
Isaac sent Jacob away to Mesopotamia, to Laban, who was the son of Bethuel the Aramean and the brother of Rebecca, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Genesis 22:20-23
Some time later Abraham learned that Milcah had borne eight children to his brother Nahor:
Uz the first-born, Buz his brother, Kemuel the father of Aram,
Chesed, Hazo, Pildash, Jidlaph, and Bethuel,
Rebecca's father. Milcah bore these eight sons to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Genesis 24:10
The servant, who was in charge of Abraham's property, took ten of his master's camels and went to the city where Nahor had lived in northern Mesopotamia.
Genesis 24:15-24
Before he had finished praying, Rebecca arrived with a water jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham's brother Nahor and his wife Milcah.
She was a very beautiful young woman and still a virgin. She went down to the well, filled her jar, and came back.
The servant ran to meet her and said, "Please give me a drink of water from your jar."
She said, "Drink, sir," and quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and held it while he drank.
When he had finished, she said, "I will also bring water for your camels and let them have all they want."
She quickly emptied her jar into the animals' drinking trough and ran to the well to get more water, until she had watered all his camels.
The man kept watching her in silence, to see if the LORD had given him success.
When she had finished, the man took an expensive gold ring and put it in her nose and put two large gold bracelets on her arms.
He said, "Please tell me who your father is. Is there room in his house for my men and me to spend the night?"
"My father is Bethuel son of Nahor and Milcah," she answered.
Genesis 25:20
Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebecca, the daughter of Bethuel (an Aramean from Mesopotamia) and sister of Laban.
Genesis 29:1
Jacob continued on his way and went toward the land of the East.
Genesis 31:18
(SEE 31:17)
Genesis 32:10
I am not worth all the kindness and faithfulness that you have shown me, your servant. I crossed the Jordan with nothing but a walking stick, and now I have come back with these two groups.
Genesis 35:9
When Jacob returned from Mesopotamia, God appeared to him again and blessed him.
Genesis 46:15
These are the sons that Leah had borne to Jacob in Mesopotamia, besides his daughter Dinah. In all, his descendants by Leah numbered thirty-three.
Genesis 24:29
Now Rebecca had a brother named Laban, and he ran outside to go to the well where Abraham's servant was.
Genesis 24:50
Laban and Bethuel answered, "Since this matter comes from the LORD, it is not for us to make a decision.