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Abraham, is a key figure in the religious texts of Judaism and Christianity (Through Isaac), as well as Islam's holy book the Quran (Through Ishmael).
3 Wives - Sarah, Hagar and Keturah
"Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar."
Genesis 16:1

"And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife."
Genesis 16:3

"Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah."
Genesis 25:1



A king of Israel
At least 18 wives - Michal, Abigail, Ahinoam of Jezreel, Eglah, Maacah, Abital, Haggith, and Bathsheba, and "10 women/concubines"
"Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king's son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife."
1 Samuel 18:27. (See also 1 Samuel 19:11-18; 25:44; and 2 Samuel 3:13-14; 6:20-23.)

"David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife."
1 Samuel 25:39

"David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives."
1 Samuel 25:43

"But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife,"
1 Samuel 25:44

"Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;"
2 Samuel 3:3

"And the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital; And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's wife. These were born to David in Hebron."
2 Samuel 3:4-5

"And David took him more concubines and wives"
2 Samuel 5:13, 1 Chronicles 14:3

"And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things."
2 Samuel 12:7-8

"And David comforted Bathsheba his wife..."
2 Samuel 12:24

"And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house."
2 Samuel 15:16. (See also 2 Samuel 16:21-23.)


Jacob (Israel)

Father of the twelve patriarchs of the tribes of Israel.
4 Wives - Leah, Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah.

"And it came to pass in the evening, that he took Leah his daughter, and brought her to him; and he went in unto her."
Genesis 29:23

"And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also." Genesis 29:28 "And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her."
Genesis 30:4

"When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife."
Genesis 30:9



2 Wives, Zipporah and the Ethiopian Woman

"And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter."
Exodus 2:21. (See also Exodus 18:1-6.)

"And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman."
Numbers 12:1



1,000 wives - Sidontans, Tyrians, Ammonites and Edomites

"And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart."
1 Kings 11:3



3 Wives - Judith, Bashemath and Mahalath

"And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:"
Genesis 26:34

"Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham's son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife."
Genesis 28:9



2 Wives, Jehudijah

"And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took."
1 Chronicles 4:17-18



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