Why does the Pasuk add the word "l'Yakov" by each of the sons born to Bilhah and Zilpah?


Tosfos ha'Shalem (1), Ramban, Malbim, ha'Emek Davar: To teach us that although they were the sons of the maidservants, Yakov considered them his children just like the sons of Rachel and Leah. 1


And the reason that it writes "l'Yakov Ben Chamishi" and "Ben Shishi" by the birth of Yisachar and Zevulun (Pesukim 17,19) is because of the large number of sons that Leah bore, to teach us that Yakov considered them all important (though it is not clear why we would have thought otherwise).

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