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, 2013 at 0:45

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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, 2010 at 3:53
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    9 upvotes? Nothing personal, just a little surprising.
    – Double AA
    Nov 4, 2013 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, 2013 at 5:22
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    @DoubleAA Alex found a source, so I guess that it's good Aug 20, 2014 at 1:12
  • @ShmuelBrin a pretty shady source.
    – mevaqesh
    Aug 13, 2016 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.

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    Welcome to Mi Yodeya! If you can provide a more precise source, it would greatly improve the value of this answer Aug 20, 2014 at 0:34
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    What is "The Book of Enoch" And where can I find it? Aug 20, 2014 at 6:56
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    @DannySchoemann Did you even search Google? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Enoch
    – Double AA
    Aug 20, 2014 at 13:47

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, 2014 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, 2014 at 14:16
  • @DoubleAA I think it's just the English Aug 26, 2014 at 17:17

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