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The lost matriarch : finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash

Author: Jerry Rabow
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Lost Matriarch offers a unique response to the sparse and puzzling biblical treatment of the matriarch Leah. Although Leah is a major figure in the book of Genesis, the biblical text allows her only a single word of physical description and two lines of direct dialogue. The Bible tells us little about the effects of her lifelong struggles in an apparently loveless marriage to Jacob, the husband she shares with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leah, (Biblical matriarch); Leah, (Biblical matriarch); Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Jacob, (Biblical patriarch); Leah, (Biblical matriarch)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Rabow
ISBN: 9780827612075 0827612079 9780827611801 0827611803 9780827611818 0827611811 9780827611795 082761179X
OCLC Number: 875884412
Notes: "Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Description: xvi, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: We meet Leah --
Waiting for Leah --
What really happened on Leah's wedding night? --
Leah begins married life in conflict --
Leah continues the conflict --
Leah and the family leave Haran --
Leah comes to the Promised Land --
The deaths of Rachel, Leah, and Jacob --
Conclusion: Learning from Leah's story.
Responsibility: Jerry Rabow.

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