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Leah (Biblical matriarch)

Works: 44 works in 71 publications in 6 languages and 3,287 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction  Biographical fiction, American  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Historical fiction  Textbooks 
Classifications: PS3553.A655, 813.54
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Publications about Leah
Most widely held works about Leah
    Rachel & Leah : women of Genesis by Orson Scott Card( Book )
    7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
    Leah was so young when her sister Rachel was born that she could not remember a time when Rachel was not the darling of the family--pretty, clever, and cute, whereas Leah plugged along being obedient, hard-working, and responsible. Then one day a good-looking marriageable kinsman named Jacob showed up, looking for a haven from his brother's rage, and Leah fell in love at once. It didn't surprise her at all that Jacob saw only Rachel. But surely, as the two sisters worked and lived alongside Jacob for seven years, he would come to realize that Leah was the one he ought to marry
    Water from the well : Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and Leah by Anne Richardson Roiphe( Book )
    4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 725 libraries worldwide
    Places the lives of four biblical matriarchs from three generations in a historical and contemporary context, explaining how today's women can learn from their examples of coping with such challenges as infertility, jealousy, and shaken faith
    Leah by James R Shott( Book )
    5 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
    The Old Testament story of Jacob and wives, Leah and Rachel
    The lost matriarch : finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash by Jerry Rabow( Book )
    3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
    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 three other wives, including her beautiful younger sister, Rachel. Fortunately, two thousand years of traditional and modern commentators have produced many fascinating interpretatio
    Beloved Leah by Cynthia Davis( Book )
    1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
    Davis brings the Old Testament saga to life in the setting of Haran, four thousand years ago. Leah's life-long journey in the shadow of her sister, Rachel, has consumed her with jealousy and bitterness. It is rumored that she will never marry; but, by the clever deception of her father, Leah is finally wed to her cousin, Jacob bar Isaac
    Les matriarches : Sarah, Rébecca, Rachel et Léa by Catherine Chalier( Book )
    5 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in French and Italian and held by 81 libraries worldwide
    Beschrijving van vier vrouwenfiguren uit het bijbelboek Genesis
    Rachel & Leah by Orson Scott Card( Sound Recording )
    4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
    In Rachel & Leah, Orson Scott Card paints vivid portraits of four celebrated women, Laban's daughters Rachel and Leah; Bilhah, the orphaned servant; and Zilpah, an ambitious member of Laban's household. Into the desert camp comes Jacob, a handsome and charismatic kinsman who is clearly destined to be Rachel's husband. But that doesn't prevent the other women from vying for his attention
    Swapping housewives : Rachel and Jacob and Leah by Vashti M McKenzie( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
    Leah : a love story by Lois N Erickson( Book )
    3 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Norwegian and held by 35 libraries worldwide
    Leah by Leah( Book )
    1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Léa (Biblical matriarch)
English (33)
French (6)
German (4)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Norwegian (1)
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