complete verse (Genesis 35:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 35:8:

  • Newari: “There Rebekah’s wet nurse, Deborah died. She was buried under an oak tree that was just below Bethel. So that place was named Allon-bacuth.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Now, Debora the one-who-had-taken-care of Rebeka died. So she was-buried under the oak/[terebinto] tree there below Betel. That tree was-called Alon Bacut.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Deborah, who had taken care of Isaac’s wife Rebekah when Rebekah was a small girl, was now very old. She died and was buried under an oak tree south of Bethel. So they named that place Allon-Bacuth, which means ‘oak of weeping’.” (Source: Translation for Translators)