Genesis 49

Genesis 49 Jacob, on his deathbed, gathered his 12 sons together to “bless” them.  I use quotes here, because some of the blessings didn’t seem like something you would want put upon you. Now, remember, these are the sons who wanted to kill one of their brothers and lie to their father about it, so maybe …

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Genesis 44

Genesis 44 Joseph continues to play this prank on his brothers, but now it takes a cruel bend. He has his steward hide his silver cup (also used for divination) in Benjamin’s sack before they leave, then chase them down and accuse them of stealing it. They are all afraid that they will now become slaves. …

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Genesis 43

Genesis 43 Again with the switching of the names!  They are referring to Jacob as Israel again for not good reason. Israel didn’t send anyone back for Simeon, but they eventually ran out of food. Judah promised to take care of Benjamin and Israel told them to bring all sorts of gifts and even extra money …

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Genesis 38

Genesis 38 So now Judah heads out on his own, has a few kids with a Canaanite woman and starts a family. He marries off his first born, Er, to Tamar, but God kills him before he has children of his own. Judah makes his 2nd son, Onan, sleep with her, but he doesn’t want her …

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Genesis 37

Genesis 37 More horrible stories about God’s favorite people. Jacob’s (Israel’s) kids get up to some wacky hi-jinx. Jacob likes his youngest son, Joseph. His brothers all hate him. To be honest, Joseph sounds like an ass. He rats on them to his father and tells them about dream he has about how they all bow …

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