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Genesis 35:20

    Genesis 35:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jacob set a pillar on her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jacob put up a pillar on her resting-place; which is named, The Pillar of the resting-place of Rachel, to this day.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

    World English Bible

    Jacob set up a pillar on her grave. The same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jacob set up a pillar upon her grave: the same is the Pillar of Rachel's grave unto this day.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 35:20

    Jacob set a pillar upon her grave - Was not this the origin of funeral monuments? In ancient times, and among rude nations, a heap of stones designated the burial place of the chief; many of these still remain in different countries. Afterwards a rude stone, with a simple inscription, was used, containing only the name of the deceased, and that of his father. But where arts and sciences flourished, superb monuments were erected highly decorated, and pompously inscribed. It is very likely from the circumstances of Jacob that a single stone constituted the pillar in this case, on which, if writing did then exist, the name, or rather some hieroglyphical device, was probably inscribed. That which is now called Rachel's pillar is allowed, by those who have examined it, to be a comparatively modern structure.