In the desert, Jacob dreamed of a ladder stretching between heaven and earth, with angeles going up and down. In his dream, G-d promised to bless him with many descendants and divine favor. Jacob named this place Bethel. Arriving in Haran, Jacob met his cousin Rachel at the well, and asked his uncle Laban for his daughter Rachel’s hand. Laban demanded seven years of service from Jacob, but when the time was up he tricked Jacob, marrying him instead to Rachel’s older sister Leah. Jacob worked another seven years for Rachel. Rachel’s remained Barren, but Leah bore Jacob six sons and a daughter. Bilhah, Rachel’s handmade, and Zilpah, Leah’s handmade, each bore Jacob two sons on their mistresses’ behalf. Then Rachel gave birth to a son, Joseph. Finally, after twenty years away from home, Jacob left for Canaan with his wives, eleven sons, and one daughter.