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 35:23
35:22 While Jacob was living undisturbed in the area, Reuben went and disturbed the sleeping arrangements of Bilhah, his father's concubine. Jacob heard about it.

Jacob had twelve sons.
Vayehi bishkon Yisra'el ba'arets hahi vayelech Re'uven vayishkav et-Bilhah pilegesh aviv vayishma Yisra'el.

35:23 The sons of Leah were Reuben (Jacob's first-born), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
Vayihyu veney-Ya'akov shneym-asar. Bney Leah bechor Ya'akov Re'uven veShim'on veLevi viYehudah veYisachar uZvulun.



Commentary:

disturbed the sleeping arrangements
  According to Talmudic tradition, after Rachel's death, Jacob moved his bed to the tent of Rachel's handmaid Bilhah. Reuven moved Jacob's bed and placed it in Leah's tent (Shabbath 55a, b; Targum Yonathan; Rashi). The Hebrew word here, shakhav, literally means to lie down or to make bedding arrangements, but it is often used as a euphemism for sex. Some say that Reuben actually desired Bilhah and lay next to her (Yov'loth 33:2,4). At the time Bilhah was drunk (Tzava'ath Reuven 4:13). In any case, Reuven lost the birthright because of this. See Genesis 49:4; 1 Chronicles 5:1. See 2 Samuel 16:22, 20:3.





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