The Red Tent - Study Guide My Mothers' Stories, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Rachel grows very sad because she has had so many miscarriages. Bilhah asks Rachel if she can have a child with Jacob in Rachel's name. Although at first reluctant, Rachel finally agrees. When Bilhah goes to lay with Jacob, there is no celebration or stay in the nuptial tent. Bilhah is simply a third bride with no bride price. Bilhah becomes pregnant and gives birth to Dan. Although by law he is Rachel's son, Rachel again becomes sad because she is barren. Jacob sees how sad she is and comforts her. The two reignite their relationship.

Zilpah finally becomes Jacob's last wife when Leah commands that she go and lie with him. Zilpah conceives and has a difficult time giving birth to Gad and Asher. She tells Jacob she will never lie with him again.

Jacob is very prosperous, with four...

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