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Laban(lā`băn), in the Bible, father of Leah and Rachel and uncle of Jacob. The NuziNuzi
, site near Kirkuk, N Iraq. Thousands of clay tablets unearthed there bear inscriptions said to have been made by the Horims (or Horites) of the Bible. The tablets, which are in Akkadian, reveal much about ancient laws and customs.
..... Click the link for more information. tablets contain the stories of Laban and Jacob.
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substitutes Leah for Rachel on Jacob’s wedding night. [O.T.: Genesis 29:16-26]
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Old Testament the father-in-law of Jacob, father of Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29:16)
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