Leah

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Meaning: weary

The eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel (Gen 29:16). Jacob took her to wife through a deceit of her father (Gen 29:23). She was "tender-eyed" (17). She bore to Jacob six sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun (Gen 29:32ff), also one daughter, Dinah (30:21). She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt (Gen. 31), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (Gen 49:31).


This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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