Joseph’s Dreams & Sold by His Brothers


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Day 34 of Reading the Bible in 365 Days

Genesis 36 is basically the rundown on Esau’s (that is, Edom) descendants and the rulers of Edom.

Genesis 37 —

Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, Canaan.  This is the account of Jacob. Joseph, at 17, was tending the flocks with his brothers. Israel (aka Jacob) loved Joseph more than his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornamented robe for him.  When his brothers saw that their father loved him more them, they hated him. Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.  He described his dream where it made him look as though he were to reign over them. He had a second dream and described it to his brothers and father where the sun, moon…

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Deception


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Day 30 of Reading the Bible in 365 Days (Part 1) – Sorry, this is longer than I had planned.

Gen 29 – Jacob arrived in Paddan Aram.  Rachel was daughter of Laban, Jacob’s mother’s (Rebekah) brother (or Jacob’s uncle, so Rachel was his 1st cousin).  He kissed Rachel and he wept.  He told Rachel who he was and Rachel ran and told her father.  When Laban heard of Jacob, he hurried to meet him and brought him to his home.

Jacob stayed in Laban’s house for a month and then Laban offered Jacob wages for his work.  Jacob offered to work for him 7 years, then be allowed to marry Rachel.  Laban had 2 daughters, Leah, the older and Rachel, the younger.  Jacob was in love with Rachel.  Laban agreed to his terms and Jacob stayed with him and worked for him 7 years.  Finally, Jacob asked for his…

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Jacob Steals Esau’s Blessing


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Day 28 of Reading the Bible in 365 Days

Hallie’s at her dad’s this evening, so I’ll be doing tonight’s Bible study & blog on my own and catch her up tomorrow.

Genesis 27 – Isaac had become so old that his sight had failed him.  He asked Esau, his firstborn, “Go hunt some wild game and prepare it the way I like and serve me so that I can give you my blessing before I die.”  Rebekah overheard the conversation and she quickly tells her son, Jacob, about it and to go fetch 2 young goats from the flock so she can fix Isaac some tasty food just the way he likes it and Isaac can give Jacob his blessing.  Jacob says, “But surely he’ll know I’m not Esau, as Esau is hairy and I am smooth.  He’ll know I’m tricking him and I’ll be cursed rather than blessed.” …

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