From the April, 2007 issue of Touchstone
The Rest of Leah by Bobby N. Winters

The Rest of Leah

Bobby N. Winters on the End of the Wife Jacob Did Not Choose

Cain killed his younger brother Abel out of jealousy, but at least when Abel died, the matter was settled. The rivalry between Leah and Rachel, the daughters of Laban and the wives of Jacob, continued throughout the sisters’ lives, and this, surprisingly enough, tells us something important about the nature of marriage.

Two men created the enmity between the sisters. Recall how Jacob fell in love with Rachel and agreed to work for Laban for seven years in exchange for her, “but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.”

At the end of the seven years, Jacob entered into the darkness of the marri . . .


This article is only available to subscribers.

Login to Touchstone Online

Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!

subscription options

Purchase
Online Subscription

Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. NEW: Download PDF of issues! That's only $1.66 per month!

Purchase Print &
Online Subscription

Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $39.95. NEW: Download PDF of issues! That's only $3.34 per month!

Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.

OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)

Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.


more from the online archives

14.2—March 2001

The God of Princes

on the Political Use of Religion by Wilfred M. McClay

30.5—Sept/Oct 2017

The Age of Reformations

The Critical History Before, During & After Martin Luther by James Hitchcock

25.5—Sept/Oct 2012

Easy Burden

on the Blessings & Challenges of Homeschooling by Graeme Hunter

Touchstone is published by

All content The Fellowship of St. James — 2018. All rights reserved.
Returns, refunds, and privacy policy.