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Genesis 39

January 6, 2010

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Genesis 39 Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt.  A Genesis 39 haiku. Joe went to Egypt. Mrs. Potiphar "wink, wink." Joe said "no!" Uh-oh…

Genesis 38:1

January 4, 2010

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Genesis 38:1 At that time, Judah left his brothers and went down to stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah.  One question?   Why? Why did Judah leave his brothers and go down and stay with a man of Adullam named Hirah. The Bible is a long, often hard to understand book, and in […]

Genesis 37:36

January 3, 2010

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Genesis 37:36 Meanwhile, the Midianites [a] sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.  If Kasey Kasem were ever to do a Countdown of the "40 Most Popular Bible Stories Ever" Genesis 37 would be in it for sure. Because this is the story of "Joseph and the […]

Dothan (but the Bible one, not the Alabama one)

January 3, 2010

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In Genesis 37:17 Joseph (he with the coat of many colors) goes to find his brothers who are tending their sheep near “Dothan.” Of all the names in the Bible, I wonder why did someone in E.A. (Early Alabama) pick an obscure reference from Genesis to name their town Dothan.

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 […]