Lia; Leah

(Hebrew: weary)

Elder daughter of Laban, married by stratagem to Jacob who had no love for her (Genesis 29); mother of Ruben, Simeon, Levi, Juda, Issachar, Zabulon, and Dina (Genesis 29, 30). She was buried in the cave of Machpelah, beside Sara and Rebecca (Genesis 49).

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