Genesis 46, What is the total of children that Jacob had?

Question: Genes 46 talks about the children of Jacob so it only mentions 11 of them and 1 daughter so he had 12 children but here it talks about other children in v.15 it says 33 total and v.18 talks about a total of 16, it talks about this women Zelpa who was given to him thru Lea, so what's the total of children did Jacob had. Answer: Genesis 46 is recording not just the sons of Jacob, but Jacob's grandsons as well. Jacob had 12 sons and 1 daughter, all 12 sons are mentioned. Genesis 46:15 records the 6 sons of Leah and their sons, for a total 33. Genesis 46:18 records the 2 sons of Zilpah and their sons, for a total of 16. Genesis 46:22 records the 2 sons of Rachel and their sons, for a total of 14. Genesis 46:25 records the 2 sons of Bilhah and their sons, for a total of 7. 33 + 16 + 14 + 7 = 70 sons and grandsons of Jacob. -PJ

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