BIBLE STORIES (48): JACOB RETURNS HOME TO ISAAC

After building an altar to YAHWEH in Bethel, Jacob and his entourage proceeded on their journey back home. Just before Ephrath “… Rachael travailed, and she had hard labour.” (Genesis 35:16). Rachael, despite assurances from the midwife that she will “… have this son also” (v.17), died after birthing her second son, but not before […]

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BABYLON

Before I embraced stoicism, worry over just about anything was second nature to me. Interestingly, I didn’t go looking for it like it was the solution to my challenges, rather I’d studied my situation and decided on the approach to respond, before I found that I shared the same approach and philosophy with stoics from […]

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BIBLE STORIES (47): JACOB RETURNS TO BETHEL

Jacob did fear for his life after what Simeon and Levi did to Hamor, his son Shechem and their people, but he made no attempt to leave his abode until YAHWEH asked him to “… arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto HIM, that appeared unto you when […]

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BIBLE STORIES (46): DINAH RAPED

After Jacob had mended fences with his brother Esau, and they parted ways amicably, he built himself a house in Succoth, and booths (from where the name of the place, Succoth was derived) for his cattle. He was soon on the move, till he “… came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in […]

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BIBLE STORIES (45): ESAU FORGIVES JACOB

Jacob, now known as Israel was ready to meet his brother Esau, but not without deploying, one more time, some cunning (that is if you estimate his next action to mean such), though this time not to trick his brother into losing something, but rather to curry his favour in a bid to procure the […]

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BIBLE STORIES (44): ISRAEL

Once alone, Jacob “… wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day” (Genesis 32:24). I have read several reviews of this story, with a few claiming it may not have been physical as such, and might’ve been a vision Jacob had. I would stick with the simplistic here, and not rush to […]

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BIBLE STORIES (43): REMORSEFUL JACOB

Away from Laban, Jacob’s next assignment was to sort himself out with his brother, Esau. On his way however, he met with angels of YAHWEH, curiously we aren’t told that anything worthy of note happened between both parties, save for the fact that Jacob named the place where they met, “Mahanaim“, which means “TWO CAMPS“. […]

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