Definitions for "Matriarchs"
The Matriarchs, known as the Ima-[h]ot (literally "mothers") in Hebrew, are four important women mentioned in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible. They are Sarah, wife of Abraham; Rebeccah, wife of Isaac; and Leah and Rachel, the wives of Jacob. They are considered to be the ancestral "mothers" of the ancient Children of Israel as well as of the Jewish people.