Matriarchs (Bible)

The Matriarchs (Hebrew Name 1|אמהות|Imahot|"mothers") are four important women mentioned in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, the wives of the Biblical Patriarchs. They are:
*Sarah, wife of Abraham;
*Rebeccah, wife of Isaac;
*Leah and Rachel, the wives of Jacob. They are considered to be the ancestral "mothers" of the ancient Children of Israel as well as of the Jewish people.Fact|date=March 2007

Thus classical Judaism considers itself to have three male Patriarchs and four mothers.Fact|date=March 2007

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