The Lost Matriarch Paperback

Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash

by Jerry Rabow;

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The Lost Matriarch

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"The Lost Matriarch" offers a unique response to the sparse and puzzling biblical treatment of the matriarch Leah. Although Leah is a major figure in the book of Genesis, the biblical text allows her only a single word of physical description and two lines of direct dialogue. The Bible tells us little about the effects of her lifelong struggles in an apparently loveless marriage to Jacob, the husband she shares with three other wives, including her beautiful younger sister, Rachel. Fortunately, two thousand years of traditional and modern commentators have produced many fascinating interpretations (midrash) that reveal the far richer story of Leah hidden within the text.Through Jerry Rabow's weaving of biblical text and midrash, readers learn the lessons of the remarkable Leah, who triumphed over adversity and hardship by living a life of moral heroism. "The Lost Matriarch" reveals Leah's full story and invites readers into the delightful, provocative world of creative rabbinic and literary commentary. By experiencing these midrashic insights and techniques for reading "between the lines," readers are introduced to what for many will be an exciting new method of personal Bible interpretation.

The Lost Matriarch by Jerry Rabow was published by Jewish Publication Society in September 2014. The ISBN for The Lost Matriarch is 9780827612075.

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Details for The Lost Matriarch

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherJewish Publication Society (September 2014)
Number of Pages264
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4294847
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