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Leah

Picture description: Jacob, Leah and Rachel
Picture copyright: V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers

bible verse

Genesis 29:14

meaning

It came from the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le’ah) which might have been derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le’ah) referring to “weary”. In Assyrian, the name might carry a meaning of “mistress” or “ruler”. In the Old Testament, Leah was the daughter of Laban and the older sister of Rachel. Jacob wanted to marry Rachel, so he laboured for seven years as Laban promised him. However, much to his surprise, Jacob discovered on his wedding night that Laban had given him Leah instead of Rachel. As a result, Jacob was lured into labouring for another seven years until he could marry Rachel who later became the mother of Joseph.

gender

Female

example

Keywords

Jacob    Joseph    Laban    Leah    mistress    Rachel    ruler   

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