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There are several stories of polygamy in the Bible, and they almost all turn out badly. In Genesis 29 (see this article attached to this learning for the complete story), Jacob has fled Canaan from his murderous brother Esau after deceptively obtaining Esau's blessing from Isaac. He makes his way to Haran, to his uncle Laban's house. There he ends up marrying Laban's two daughters, Leah and Rachel, as well as their two handmaidens, Bilhah and Zilpah. But he only married Leah because he was…

There are several stories of polygamy in the Bible, and they almost all turn out badly. In Genesis 29 (see this article attached to this learning for the complete story), Jacob has fled Canaan from his murderous brother Esau after deceptively obtaining Esau's blessing from Isaac. He makes his way to Haran, to his uncle Laban's house. There he ends up marrying Laban's two daughters, Leah and Rachel, as well as their two handmaidens, Bilhah and Zilpah. But he only married Leah because he was…