Leah

Leah

[lee-uh]
noun
1.
the first wife of Jacob. Gen. 29:23–26.
2.
a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “weary.”
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Leah (ˈlɪə)
 
n
Old Testament the first wife of Jacob and elder sister of Rachel, his second wife (Genesis 29)

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Leah definition


weary, the eldest daughter of Laban, and sister of Rachel (Gen. 29:16). Jacob took her to wife through a deceit of her father (Gen. 29:23). She was "tender-eyed" (17). She bore to Jacob six sons (32-35), also one daughter, Dinah (30:21). She accompanied Jacob into Canaan, and died there before the time of the going down into Egypt (Gen. 31), and was buried in the cave of Machpelah (49:31).

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leah

in the Old Testament (primarily in Genesis), first wife of Jacob (later Israel) and the traditional ancestor of five of the 12 tribes of Israel. Leah was the mother of six of Jacob's sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, and Judah; Judah was the ancestor of King David and, according to the New Testament, of Jesus.

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