What was the name of Lavan's wife, the mother of Rachel and Leah?

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    Purim Torah answer: She was called the First Lady (Think about it). – user4523 Dec 18 '13 at 0:45

I have seen Adina mentioned online, but I don't have a source...

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    I see it in Sefer Hayashar (hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40009&pgnum=97, last line). – Alex Dec 10 '10 at 3:53
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    9 upvotes? Nothing personal, just a little surprising. – Double AA Nov 4 '13 at 4:53
  • Well gotta ask those 9 people. Do keep in mind this was written in the really early days of the site. Things were different back then. Plus seeing it online is actually a source, just not a very good one. And don't forget the checkmark - Gershon apparently was happy with it too. – yydl Nov 4 '13 at 5:22
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    @DoubleAA Alex found a source, so I guess that it's good – Shmuel Brin Aug 20 '14 at 1:12
  • @ShmuelBrin a pretty shady source. – mevaqesh Aug 13 '16 at 0:15

The sefer Tiferes Shlomo al HaTorah in Parshas Vayetze brings a number of answers to the question of how Yaakov was allowed to marry two sisters. One of the answers is that Rachel and Leah were born to Lavan from two different wives and therefore not prohibited to Yaakov. In light of this, you may have to change your question to "What were the names of Rachel and Leah's mothers?


Adina. It comes from The Book of Enoch, I believe.


It's also in Jasher 28:28 Adinah This book is also mentioned in Genesis.

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    judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/4549/… But when someone besides Alex quotes it, it gets downvoted... – Double AA Aug 26 '14 at 14:10
  • @DoubleAA, Sefer HaYashar is mentioned in Genesis? And this particular book is the Sefer HaYashar mentioned in Tanach? (Not that I downvoted, but Alex didn't make those claims). – Yishai Aug 26 '14 at 14:16
  • @DoubleAA I think it's just the English – Shmuel Brin Aug 26 '14 at 17:17

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