And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons:my wife bare me two sons: Rachel, Jacob's second wife, bare him his two youngest sons, Joseph and Benjamin. Jacob had twelve sons in all, listed by wife in order of their birth (Genesis 35:23 - 26):
- The sons of Leah were Reuben (the first born), Simeon (2nd), Levi (3rd), Judah (4th), Issachar (9th), and Zebulun (10th).
- The sons of Rachel were Joseph (11th ) and Benjamin (the youngest).
- The sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s servant, were Dan (5th) and Naphtali (6th).
- The sons of Zilpah, Leah’s servant, were Gad (7th) and Asher (8th).