Children Of Jacob

The grandson of Abraham, and the son of Isaac, Jacob is a key individual of Bible History. God changed Jacob's name to Israel (see Stairway To Heaven), and from his sons came the Tribes of Israel - the Israelites.

Jacob had 2 wives, Rachel and Leah (who were sisters, and first-cousins of Jacob), and 2 concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah, an apparently common and accepted practice of the day. Rachel and Leah did not object to the other two women because it was their idea to have more children with them (Genesis 30:3,9).

Fact Finder: When he knew that he was dying, did Jacob specifically request that he be taken out from Egypt and buried in the family tomb in Hebron?
Genesis 49:29-33

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