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Genesis 37:3

December 28, 2009

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Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented [a] robe for him.  It is amazing to me that Jacob/Israel was one of the Old Testament All-Stars. Don't mean to be sacrilegious, but it […]

Genesis 35:10

December 27, 2009

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Genesis 35:10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, [a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel. [b] " So he named him Israel.  So Jacob becomes Israel. Jacob of all the lying to his dad and his brother and messing around and fathering kids with two sisters […]

Genesis 34

December 16, 2009

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Genesis 34 And now for something completely different… So to recap the last few chapters….     -    Jacob hosed his brother Esau.     -    Jacob hosed his brother Esau. (again)     -    Jacob runs away like a little school girl.     -    Jacob marries a woman.     -    Jacob then, seven years later, marries his […]

Genesis 32:25

December 15, 2009

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Genesis 32:25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Huh? Jacob is preparing to meet Esau for the first time in 20 years, so he sends his wive(s), maidservant(s), children, etc, across the […]

Genesis 32

December 14, 2009

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Genesis 32 Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. Meanwhile back at the ranch… When we last saw Esau back in Genesis chapter 27, Jacob had just conned his brother out of his blessing, and then hightailed it out of town. 20 years […]

Genesis 29 and 30

December 11, 2009

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Genesis 29 and 30 So in these chapters Jacob does the following:     Marries Leah (whom he really did not want to marry)     Marries Rachel (whom he really did want to marry)     Slept with Leah     Slept with Rachel     Has three sons with Leah     Rachel "gives" Jacob her servant Bilhah to […]

Genesis 29:30

December 9, 2009

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Genesis 2930 Jacob lay with Rachel also, and he loved Rachel more than Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years. So here we have so more of the Old Testament wackiness. As in Jacob worked seven years, after marrying Leah, to get the chance to marry Rachel. And then Laban keeps his word, […]