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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THE PASSOVER QUESTION

Years ago, while in College, I told a classmate I am Jewish, but he found it difficult to understand what I meant. I also didn’t understand how and why it was difficult for him to grasp what I’d just told him, until years later. Apparently, he didn’t understand how someone could be Jewish without being […]

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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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LAW STUDENTS AND OBEDIENCE

A situation is trending all over social media in Nigeria. The case of a student at the law school who wasn’t called to the bar because of inappropriate wear. The entire scenario, as is typical with all social media controversies, has now degenerated into religious spat. What is the issue? A lady, Abdulsalaam Firdausa Amasa […]

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