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Rachel’s world – ten boys, one girl but none of them hers by birth (although the two borne by her maidservant are technically and culturally hers). She, the beloved wife of Jacob, that he worked many long years for (twice over) has to stand by watching as the sister, who their father infiltrated into Jacob’s… Read more
Leah, the oldest daughter, was given to Jacob as his wife by her father Laban: “It is not our custom for the younger to be married before the older” Her life for the next few years is marked by the birth of her children. First Reuben – “Yahweh has seen my misery” (now my husband… Read more
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