Leah Author:James R. Shott Leah is "the other sister", the homely one. Her name means "wild cow". She is awkward, introverted, and almost blind. And she is in love with Jacob. — Jacob, the Bible says, marries two women. Leah by mistake. And Rachel because he loves her. Leah becomes the mother of Jacob's children, his co... more »mpanion and adviser, his closest friend. She is everything except what she wants most -- Jacob's love, the love he offers Rachel.
Then the crises come. The wrath of Esau, Jacob's brother, whose birthright Jacob had stolen. The bickering of Jacob's sons. Rachel's final crisis. And that fateful night when Jacob ("the grasper") becomes Israel ("he who wrestles with God") after grappling with his mysterious opponent on the banks of the river Jabbok.
Through troubles and over decades, Jacob does come to cherish Leah's gifts. He values her sensitivity and intelligence, her guidance in business affairs, her leadership of the clan. But will he ever love her?« less