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Jacob’s Twelve Sons
23-26 Jacob had twelve sons while living in northern Syria.[a] His first-born Reuben was the son of Leah, who later gave birth to Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. Leah’s servant Zilpah had two sons: Gad and Asher.
Jacob and his wife Rachel had Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel’s servant woman Bilhah had two more sons: Dan and Naphtali.
27 Jacob went to his father Isaac at Hebron, also called Mamre or Kiriath-Arba, where Isaac’s father Abraham had lived as a foreigner. 28-29 Isaac died at the ripe old age of one hundred eighty, then his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.Read full chapter
- 35.23-26 northern Syria: See the note at 24.10.