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Leah: (a) Third of the four Matriarchs. Oldest daughter of Laban; her father deceptively gave her hand in matrimony to Jacob, switching her for the intended bride, her younger sister Rachel. Mother of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulon, and Dinah. Buried in the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. (b) A common Jewish name.
From the rivalry between Leah and Rachel, through the animosity between Joseph and his brothers, the clash between Saul and David, the split between Judah and Israel, to the dual nature of the messianic redemption—a rift and twinship that extends across h...
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