Leah and Rachel: A Tale of Two Sisters

Joan Ross-Burstall

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1994

Issue: Genesis (Vol. 14, No 2, Spring, 1994)

It is said that we learn by asking questions of our teachers. I wish to begin by acknowledging the teachers whose foundational scholarship in critical methodology has profoundly influenced our present approach to the Bible. I speak of Claus Westermann and George W. Coats, among others. In the process of my research in the Genesis tale of Leah and Rachel, however, I have found myself questioning, albeit apprehensively, a number of their conclusions.

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