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 . . .


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