What was the name of Levi's wife?

I am specifically looking for the answer which is given in Sefer HaYashar, but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know who Sefer HaYashar says the wife of Levi is?

  • Paneach razza in parshas Pinchas says in the name of a medrash that her name was Osah, as in the passuk in pinchas 26 59 that was born osah (lit. her) to levi.
    – user6591
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 0:52
  • Do you mean this sefer hayashar? (There are several by that name so and since I've never read any of them I don't know which one you're looking for). Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 3:42
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    @Bachrach44 No that's a work of Chiddushim by Rabbeinu Tam. The OP refers to a late biblical Midrash by the same name, both named after the extra biblical book Sefer Hayashar referenced in Shmuel and Yehoshua.
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:59

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In parshas Vayeishev the Seffer Hayashar says her name was Adina.


in sefer hayashar parshas vayeishev page kuf ayin beis (172) "(transltated from the hebrew) ...and to yovav ben yokton two daughters the older one was adinah and the younger was aridah and levi took adinah and yissachar took aridah"

so the answer to your question is acording to sefer hayashar the name of levis wife is adinah

  • That's odd in light of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/4549/…
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 2:57
  • im not sure what on that page your referring to please be more specific
    – skraz13
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 4:31
  • The link is to a comment which claims Adina is Lavan's wife, and hence Levi's grandmother.
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 5:27
  • Assuming they were two separate people
    – skraz13
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:29
  • No. It can still be odd even if they were separate people. How many repeating names do you have in Breishit?
    – Double AA
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:41

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