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Episode 6: Jacob's Wives' Baby Fight (Genesis 27-30)

Episode 6: Jacob's Wives' Baby Fight (Genesis 27-30)
Sep 19, 2021 ยท 52m 5s
Jacob steals Esau's blessing, then flees to Laban's house, marries both his cousins, and has a *bunch* of babies.
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ALONUCLEAR

ALONUCLEAR

2 years ago

Asher is named after the word Osher - happiness, once again, it's not the exact word, it's usually the root
ALONUCLEAR

ALONUCLEAR

2 years ago

So concerning the Esau pun you were waiting for. I just opened the verse where they're born and they mentioned he was names Esau cause he was hairy but I can't think of a root related to hair. The best I can think of is "Esev" - grass/weed, maybe something about growth, relating the growth of his hair to that of a weed
ALONUCLEAR

ALONUCLEAR

2 years ago

Oh god I'm mentioned here
ALONUCLEAR

ALONUCLEAR

2 years ago

I have a tanakh studies test on Tuesday(it's a mandatory subject in Israel to get a high school diploma) and ironically enough I think catching up on the episodes I missed is going to be a great practice
Rikard Peterson

Rikard Peterson

2 years ago

...and we were told this story in Sunday school, when we were just a few years old...
Randy Grant

Randy Grant

2 years ago

It's so much fun to hear what someone who didn't grow up with the bible thinks about the stories. It helps me to see just how weird even stuff I kind of accept as reasonable for mythology really is. A couple of historical notes: Yes, Isaac is one of the three patriarchs along with Abraham and Jacob; and there's four matriarchs: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leia. Also, the Hittites were not actually Canaanites: They were from Anatolia (modern Turkey) and spoke an Indo-European language (which makes their language actually a distant relative of English). They also had a bit of an empire on the ancient sense, meaning they didn't actually rule over other lands, but rather marched an army in to demand tribute periodically. My guess is that this part of Genesis was just written in a time when the Hittites were hanging around Canaan. Incidentally, I think this makes sense of the command to leave nothing alive when attacking Hittite villages: if there was any chance of a survivor getting word to the Hittite army, the Hebrews would be absolutely screwed.
Steffen Nielsen

Steffen Nielsen

2 years ago

I think that would make a perfect heading for something: "The Bible: a bit too wierd"
Marijn v.d.Sterre

Marijn v.d.Sterre

2 years ago

Puking was a pretty smart idea. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I could have seen it working in the bible.
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