Leah (Lee´uh)

One of the two wives of Jacob. Little is known of her personally other than the fact that she was “weak-eyed” or, possibly, “tender” (Gen 29:17; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain). She was clearly less favored than her beautiful sister and co-wife, Rachel. Leah bore Jacob’s first four children, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah (Gen 29:31-35) and, later, two more sons, Issachar and Zebulun, and a daughter, Dinah. In (Ruth 4:11) Leah and Rachel are mentioned together as matriarchs of Israel.

Gen 29:17

17Leah's eyes were lovely, and Rachel was graceful and beautiful.

Gen 29:31-35

31When the Lord saw that Leah was unloved, he opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.32Leah conceived and bore a son, and she named him Reuben; for she said, “B ... View more

Ruth 4:11

11Then all the people who were at the gate, along with the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rache ... View more

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