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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, […]

Genesis 29:18

December 2, 2009

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Genesis 29:18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."  Talk about your delayed gratification…waiting seven years (nay not just waiting, WORKING seven years for a girl.) So I put myself in Jacob's sandals…what would I be willing to work seven years […]

Genesis 25:34

November 18, 2009

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Genesis 25:30-31 30 He said to Jacob, "Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I'm famished!" (That is why he was also called Edom. [a] ) 31 Jacob replied, "First sell me your birthright."  This has probably got to qualify as the biggest "what was I thinking" moment in the history of mankind. […]