How many wives did Jacob have?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2020

Question: How many wives did Jacob have?

Answer: The tradition has it that Jacob had two wives: Rachel and Leah; Rachel he loved and Leah he did not. And these two wives, Rachel and Leah, are counted among the matriarchs of Israel together with Sarah and Rebekah. 

However, the Scripture says something else that does not fit quite well in the Rabbinic tradition that Jacob had two wives. So, who are the other wives of Jacob that we have forgotten? To find out who they are, read more in the article “The forgotten matriarchs of Israel“.