Genesis 32

Genesis 32 Jacob names another place because he sees angels, and send messengers ahead to meet with his brother, Esau, hoping to make Esau happy. When the messengers return they tell him about the 400 men coming with him. Jacob thinks he’s going to be attacked by Esau, so divides everyone up into 2 camps. God …

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Genesis 31

Genesis 31 Are any of God’s chosen people even slightly decent? Is there an honest thought in their heads? Laban’s sons are understandably upset that Jacob now has all the wealth, and Laban isn’t all that happy either. God tells Jacob to go back to the land of his father. Leah and Rachel are fine with it, as long as they get …

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Genesis 30

Genesis 30 What the hell is wrong with these people? Are these really the best people God could find? Rachel wants Jacob to give her children, Jacob is all pissed off because that’s God’s job, and apparently servants are baby factories for their barren masters! Since God randomly cursed Rachel, she thinks she can have children …

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Genesis 29

Genesis 29 These 3 scenes are all a little troublesome. The 1st and the 3rd don’t really show Jacob in a favorable light, and the second doesn’t show his future father-in-law (uncle) as an honest man, either. I’m having a lot of trouble sympathizing with many of the characters in these stories. First, Jacob seems to be telling …

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Genesis 28

Genesis 28 Here we have Isaac blessing Jacob again. I guess he’s not mad about being lied to. He wants Jacob to find non-Canaanite women to marry, specifically a first cousin on his mother’s side, which is genetically bad, but I guess they didn’t know that back then. During Jacob’s journey he has a dream that …

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