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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BIBLE STORIES (42): JACOB & LABAN PART WAYS

Once it came to pass, that Laban couldn’t find his Teraphim on the person or belongings of Jacob, his wives, children and servants, Jacob jumped into milking every bit of what had just happened. He accused Laban of not treating him fairly for the twenty years he worked for him, serving “… fourteen years for […]

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DAYS OF AWE

I can understand why many Messianic Jews may not necessarily pay attention to the DAYS OF AWE, seeing as there’s no biblical instruction to the effect. However Jewish tradition ascribes several activities to the days extending from the FEAST OF TRUMPETS/Rosh Hashannah (which was last Thursday, the 21st of September), to the DAY OF ATONEMENT/Yom […]

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BIBLE STORIES (41): THE TERAPHIM

Not only was it clear to Jacob that he’d overstayed his welcome at his father-in-laws’, YAHWEH himself had spoken to him, not just to leave but also where he must leave to in unmistakably clear words. So he called his wives Rachel and Leah, “… and said to them, I see your father’s face, that […]

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BIBLE STORIES (40): SPECKLED & SPOTTED

There was eventually going to be a time when Jacob would have had it with Laban, and demand to leave. What I’m sure both of them didn’t know was the terms and conditions, and whether the circumstances surrounding their going separate ways will be acrimonious or not. Interestingly, both parties had shown themselves to be […]

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BIBLE STORIES (39): RACHEL ENDURES BARRENNESS

Yesterday, made it FOUR YEARS of blogging for me, especially on this platform. I would’ve loved to blog about blogging for four years already, but it didn’t come from me to do it, and I’ve long since stopped blogging or writing just for the sake of it, especially when I’m in the least moved to […]

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