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Unnamed women in the Torah, so far: Noach's wife-Naama, Yishmoel's wife-Riva, Lot's wife-Iris, any suggestions for Rivka's mother? she is mentioned many times in this weeks sedra but not by name

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I have another but a missing dad -- my great uncle put money out there for anyone who could find the name of Naomi's father in megillat rut (she is apparently called "avi na'ami" but how could that be his name before his child was born?) –  Danno Nov 7 '12 at 13:44
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@Dan kind of the opposite of אבנר בנ נר –  Double AA Nov 7 '12 at 14:07
    
Lots wifes name was Irit, not Adina - see Baal HaTurim hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14020&st=&pgnum=245 –  Gershon Gold Nov 7 '12 at 16:13
    
    
Yishmaels wifes name was Riva - hebrewbooks.org/… –  Gershon Gold Nov 7 '12 at 16:27

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Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky in his Sefer טעמא דקרא brings down (on Parshash Chayei Sarah) that Rivka's mothers name was Devorah, indeed the same Devorah that the Torah referres to as the מינקת. His source is Midrash Agadah Parshas Vayishlach!

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Very good! +1.. –  Gershon Gold Nov 7 '12 at 17:55
    
@GershonGold Thanks [and for the source]! :-) It happens to be an extremely useful Sefer –  yehuda Nov 7 '12 at 18:04

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