Leah


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Leah

(lē`ə), in the Bible, Laban's elder, less beautiful daughter and Jacob's first wife.
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Leah

deceptively substituted for Rachel in Jacob’s bed. [O.T.: Genesis 29:22–25]
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Leah

Old Testament the first wife of Jacob and elder sister of Rachel, his second wife (Genesis 29)
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