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Genesis 31: Laban Pursues Jacob

Laban and his family perceived that Jacob had basically stolen all Laban’s wealth. God told Jacob it was time to leave so while Laban was off shearing his sheep, Jacob packed everything up and left. Unknown to Jacob, Rachel stole … Continue reading

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Genesis 30: Jacob Increases in Children and Cattle

Rachel and Leah contend with each other to have children by giving their handmaids to Jacob. Eventually Jacob has 12 sons and one daughter through the four women. Some superstitious shenanigans go on between Rachel and Leah over a kind … Continue reading

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Genesis 29: Jacob Labors to Get Two Wives

Jacob arrived in Haran after approximately 3 to 4 weeks of traveling to encounter one of his future wives at a well, Rachel who he immediately fell in love with. Laban did a tricky maneuver and got Jacob to work … Continue reading

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Genesis 28: Jacob’s Ladder Who is Christ

Issac tells Jacob to go to the house of Laban, the brother of Rebekah, to get a wife and to not take a Canaanite wife. He also gives a final blessing on Jacob. So Jacob left Beersheba to go to … Continue reading

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Genesis 27: Esau’s Blessing Comes to Jacob

The intrigue of the story where Jacob obtains Esau’s birthright is considerable. Rebekah and Jacob conspire to trick Issac out of Esau’s blessing by using camel hair on his skin and other devices to make Issac think Jacob is Esau. … Continue reading

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Genesis 26: Issac the Negotiator

During a famine, Issac was thinking of going to Egypt but God told him to go to Gerar. But the apple doesn’t roll far from the tree and he used the same deception as his father by calling his wife … Continue reading

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Genesis 25: Jacob and Esau and the Birthright

After Sarah dies, Abraham takes another wife, Keturah. By her he has six more sons who he sends away as Issac will be his sole heir. Then Abraham at 175 years old dies and is buried alongside Sarah. Then Ishmael … Continue reading

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